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LEAP into Science and Poetry at Chapman Library Branch

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Chapman Library Branch, 577 S 900 W, Salt Lake City

Image with name of program on it: Field Work
Image with name of program on it: Field Work

Who should come?

Parents and children ages 5-12 (a little younger or older is fine!). 

What is it?

The City Library and NHMU are working together to help kids understand how to think like poets and scientists. The Museum's high school aged interns (from its Youth Teaching Youth program) will lead this program. 

This Month's Theme: Shadow

Children intuitively know that there is a relationship between light and shadows, but they don't fully comprehend it. For example, they often say it must be dark to create shadows even though most of them have noticed and played with their shadows on a bright sunny day. Shadows are often misunderstood. This hands-on exploration of light can demystify shadows and enlighten your kids!

Poets and Scientists

How can we think like a poet? How can we think like a scientist?
Both poets and scientists
  • Ask questions
  • Use all their senses
  • Make observations
  • Make connections
  • Share what they learned 
  • Look for evidence
  • Try to clear up a mystery
  • Share how things are
  • Make art with words
  • sometimes let a mystery stay a mystery
  • Share how we experience things

We look forward to seeing you and your kids at this month's free event!

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Field Work is presented in partnership with:


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