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The Abington Community Library responds to quite a few requests throughout the school year for books on science experiments for children.


Even if the “Science Fair” is over and done with now and the end of school is approaching, experimenting with various materials and drawing conclusions can make for great vacation time fun.


Consider looking for the following new additions:


“Awesome Experiments,” by Trevor Cook. The experiments in this book, which is intended for children age 9 and older with supervising adults, are divided into six categories: matter, forces, light and sound, heat, plants and other living things, and electricity and magnetism. Within these categories, youngsters will find lists of intriguingly titled activities. They may be drawn to creating a “cabbage detector,” or “super goo,” or possibly “pepper’s ghost,” or “seeing around corners.” They can learn how to make a “blubber glove,” or “mighty ice,” or experiment with “a wormery,” or “a house for a louse” or even a “lemon battery.” “Warning: this page is alarmed!” (turn to page 118 and find out why).


A new series, “FUNdamental Experiments,” written by Ellen Lawrence, is aimed at children age 8 and older who enjoy predicting what will happen and recording scientific facts about what happens in each experiment. Look for:


“Dirt,” Take a closer look at this fascinating substance that is all around us. Try one or all of the fun experiments and start investigating soil.


“Motion,” Baseballs, bicycles, swings — they can all be put into motion. What are the forces that make things move? The experiments in this book will provide some answers.


“Water,” Look at this amazing liquid like a scientist and record your predictions and observations as you discover cool facts about water.


“Color,” The bright and brilliant world of color is all around us, but these experiments will help you take a closer look at rainbows, inventing new colors, color intensity, and how animals use color to stay safe.


Library patrons of all ages are invited to sign up to walk in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27 as representatives of The Abington Community Library.


Find out how to take part by stopping at either the Circulation Desk or at the Children’s Desk.


Special T- shirts can also be ordered.


Deadline for ordering is May 13 at the library.


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