Picture of a section of the moon

Libraries: A Place for Space

Libraries: A Place for Space

Program Training Workshop.

School librarians and other youth service providers, join the Idaho Falls Public Library and Idaho Commission for Libraries as we explore the sun-earth-moon connection! Understand the difference between stars, planets, and moons. Investigate how the phenomena we see in the daytime and nighttime skies are evidence of our solar system in motion. Make a UV detector that shows when you’re being exposed to ultraviolet energy from the sun. Make a shadow man model to investigate the sun’s perceived motion across the sky. Create beautiful artwork using the sun’s energy. Craft an earth model while exploring wind and weather. Make moon craters and a glow-in-the-dark moon phase book. An easy-to-make star finder will show you where to look for constellations, any time of night, any time of year. String together a solar system scale necklace to wear home. Try all of these activities and more as you prepare your library to be a place for SPACE.

Training Workshop

Monday, March 18, 2019
9am to 4pm

(includes an hour break for lunch)
Idaho Falls Public Library

For library and school staff and other youth service providers only. Preregistration required. Sign up online using the link above. Bring your own lunch. This workshop will provide:

  • Space-themed activities for pre-K through teens that you can use in a wide variety of settings.
  • Connections to Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Opportunities to work through activities and discuss adaptations and potential sticking points with your peers to ensure you’re ready for a smooth program in your library.
  • Ideas and advice for managing interactive STEM-based activities, specifically on setting expectations, managing materials, and keeping kids engaged in hands-on learning.

This workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, call 208-612-8460.

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