Curious GLADL!Join us Thursdays at 3pm for another virtual adventure! More details on our Event Calendar.
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Ukulele Play-Along with Roth Academy of Music
Join us, sing and play along with some fun introductory online ukulele classes with Michaela, a ukulele, piano and voice teacher from Roth Academy of Music here in Grand Ledge! Tune in from your house and Michaela will help you learn some chords, learn some easy songs and have musical fun with the ukulele. And even if you don’t have a ukulele, you can still have fun and sing along with fun songs for all ages!
Rockets, Rockets, Rockets!
- Learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion: The First Law of Motion “An object will stay at rest or in motion in a straight line until some force acts on it“. Gravity and Motion make all the difference in space — see how an astronaut eats a meal in space without gravity and how an object travels!
- Learn about Newton’s Third Law of Motion “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” and how changing the action force results in a dramatic reaction.
- Air & Water powered — Pump Bottle Rocket — This experiment involves: air pressure, a satisfying ‘whoosh’ noise, a high speed departure and a good soaking if you are standing too close. Definitely one for adult supervision!
- All things Space from Hoopla/ebooks — try out one of these ebooks and discovery new things about astronauts, rockets, and our solar system!
Pump Bottle Rocket!
The pump rocket uses water to displace air inside the rocket housing to build pressure. This pressure will cause a cork to eject and then use the water as a propellant to blast off.
- Step by Step instructions for simple bubble fun at home
- Learn about surface tension
- Bubbles: lots of fun and learning too from MSU
- Soapy Science
- Soap Bubbles — (hoopla/ebook) — Dozens of experiments requiring nothing more than soap, straws, and bits of rubber, yet they impart profound and fundamental concepts relating to the science of fluids.
- Fun and Games: Bubbles Addition and Subtraction — (hoopla/ebook) — Beginning readers will enjoy learning subtraction, addition, and word problems with this brightly illustrated book featuring images of children blowing and counting bubbles.
All about Oobleck!
- Key Concepts & How to from Scientific American
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck (read & listen/Overdrive)
- More by Dr. Seuss (Overdrive)
- The Everything KIds’ Easy Science Experiment Book — (ebook/Overdrive) — Using easy-to-find household materials like soda bottles and flashlights, you can build bubbles, create plastic—even make raisins dance!
- Science Experiments you can eat — (ebook/hoopla) — Kids take the reins in the kitchen with this hands-on book of edible science experiments
- All things SLIME — (hoopla) — check out these fun ebooks and audiobooks from sea slime to a lime, a mime and pool of slime!
Pop Bottle Greenhouse
- MSU Extension — Vegetable Gardening
- Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden — (ebook/Hoopla) — 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard One Project at a Time
- Herb Gardening for Beginners — (ebook/Hoopla) — Teaches you how you can plant an herb garden and what mistakes you should avoid.
- Vegetable Gardening for Beginners — (audiobook – Hoopla) — A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables.