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Virtual Teen STEM Café: Moon Rocks and Mars Quakes

In partnership with Northern Illinois University STEM Cafes. Join us for a fun, interactive online STEM Café – created by teens for teens. We’ll explore the science of space exploration and astronomy, as we: Meet the NIU Mars Rover team. ...

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Virtual Family Fun Science: Plant Explorers

It may still be cold out, but we’re getting ready for green growing things! This month in Family Fun Science, we'll be dissecting a plant bulb and experimenting with coloring cabbage leaves. Can you make a cabbage leaf change color? ...

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Happy Darwin Day!

February 12th was Darwin Day, a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809. The day highlights Darwin's contributions to science and is celebrated around the world. To learn more about Darwin's life and work, check ...

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Family Fun Science: Candy Chemistry

Make gummy worms dance, see what colors really make up a black jellybean, and start some homemade rock candy! School is out the day after Valentine’s Day this year, so it’s time for some candy-themed science. If you want to join ...

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Teen STEM Café Team Planning Meeting

Calling all teens! Join the Teen STEM Café planning team. NIU’s Teen STEM Cafés are coming back virtually – created by teens for teens! Join other northern Illinois teens (grades 7-12) to organize special events with science and technology experts from ...

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Virtual Family Fun Science: Ice Lights

It’s a cold time of year in Northern Illinois, so let’s make something beautiful with it! In this program, we’ll give you a kit with all the supplies you need to make your own beautiful ice light at home. Beginning January ...

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Activity Kits Available: Family Fun Science, Ice Lights

Beginning January 2, ice light kits for the Family Fun Science program on January 9 will be available on a first come, first served basis through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). Email pictures of your ice lights to ...

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