This week is both National Chemistry Week and National Science and Technology Week, meaning its a perfect time to do a little science exploration with your kids.
Out in the community, at the Main branch of the Guelph Public Library, the local branch of Let’s Talk Science is hosting a workshop about the science behind Photography on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Next weekend the University of Waterloo hosts their annual not-to-be-missed science open house. (Really – don’t miss it. There are rocks and dinosaurs, chemistry shows, lots of hands on activities. It’s a family favourite!)
If you are interested in exploring some science at home why not try a Family Science Night. Here are ideas for a Chemistry themed night and there are more chemistry experiments available here (registration required). Simply Wonderful has a large selection of science kits, games and puzzles. Or stop in at the library for some resource books. Books by Janice Van Cleave, Vicki Cobb, Sally Nankivell-Aston, Robert Gardner and of course Bill Nye are some of our favourite resources for science experiments and explorations.
And if you haven’t already discovered them, the Let’s Read and Find Out series of books about scientific concepts are excellent, informative and entertaining, and aimed perfectly for young scientists. The library has quite a few in their collection.