The children’s area at the Wagga library was turned upside down, with budding scientists flipping regular household items into interesting science experiments for preschoolers.
From magnetics, lava lamps and static electricity, to exploding bags and slushie drinks, year 10 students from The Riverina Anglican College excited young children into the world of science.
One of the stations was run by Nell Malmo and Ellie Hoban who were making slushies from crushed ice, water and cordial and mixing it by using the power of a bike.
“I really enjoy science, it’s different to the books and it’s new stuff every time we do an experiment and science isn’t something you just pick up, you have to plan it out first,” said Nell.
Mother of three Julie Last, said she and her children were enjoying today’s library acitvities.
“It’s great for the little kids to see science in action and see older children at school learning science,” she said.
Team leader at the library, Chrissie Bolton said this is the fifth time the library has hosted this kitchen science story time event as part of the National Science Week.
“This has been a really successful program, basically the adolescents that come along get to teach younger kids; it’s sort of like a peer-learning opportunity and it’s great,” Ms Bolton said.
The kitchen science story-time event will also be held on August 17, for those who might have missed out earlier.