2022 Summer Library Reading Program

“Oceans of Possibilities” – now here is a theme we have very well-covered, with lots of options to enhance your summer reading program!  Our science educators have developed a special summer science demonstration to fit perfectly with the summer reading program theme called the Wonderful World of Waves.

Wonderful World of Waves NEW!

Many things throughout our everyday lives move in waves from events to water to light, and even sounds! The Edgerton Explorit Center presents the Wonderful World of Waves, which will dive into the many sound waves we experience every day without really thinking about it. Sound moves as vibrations and waves no matter where we are, on land or under water. We will explore what different types of sounds sound like and how they reach our ears. Students will also be given the opportunity to help and get hands-on throughout the demonstration. We present dramatic demonstrations of how you can not only hear, but actually see sound waves using fire and our amazing Ruben’s Tube. If time permits, students can even get the chance to make their own sound waves with a few of the items such as the resonance bowl, boomwhackers, and more. This program is offered at the Center and with our Edgerton On The Move Program.

Edgerton Summer programming is customized to each library and their specific needs. Programming can include one or several demonstrations, our traveling Explorit Zone or even an entire Science Discovery Day. The traveling Explorit Zone includes 35 hands-on science activity stations with which children of all ages can play and interact. Programming also includes an option for a science discovery day during which you can have up to six demonstrations of your choice plus the traveling Explorit Zone.

We book fast for summer programs, so make your reservations today! (Please note mileage and, if needed, overnight accommodations are added to program cost.)  Call us at 402-694-4032 or email mary@edgerton.org to schedule.

 

Hands-on lab opportunities:

Wave Machine

In this lab, the students will work together in groups to build a few different waves between two chairs (per wave), using string, duct tape, skewers, and more, and see the differences in the waves when moved. They will get to ask questions and figure out what they are seeing happen in front of their own eyes.

Wave in a Bottle

This is a fun twist to our density tube lab. Using a larger bottle and our traditional oil, water, and color tab, we will make waves, discuss our observations and discoveries, and have fun! While also learning about density and the difference between oil and water. Best of all, the students can take their lab home with them!

Screaming Balloon

With only two supplies, balloons and hex nuts (and a bit of air), the students will get to make noise that will demonstrate a concept of sound known as frequency/pitch. As a bonus they will also learn about the force and speed require to make the balloon “scream”, and then take it home. 🙂

Edgerton Summer programming is customized to each library and their specific needs. Programming can include one or several demonstrations, our traveling Explorit Zone or even an entire Science Discovery Day. The traveling Explorit Zone includes 35 hands-on science activity stations with which children of all ages can play and interact. Programming also includes an option for a science discovery day during which you can have up to six demonstrations of your choice plus the traveling Explorit Zone.

Cost for Library Program:

  • First demonstration or lab: $350
  • Each additional demonstration or lab: $125
  • Four demonstration or labs: $600 ($125 discount)

Virtual Programming

  • $125 Per Demonstration
  • Hands-On Labs You provide materials
    25 or less students:  $50
    26 or more students:  $2.00 per student
  • Hands-On Labs We provide and ship materials
    25 or less students:  $100
    26 or more students: $7.00 per student

Traveling Explorit Zone or Family Night Program: $800

  • Includes one 30 minute demonstration
  • Gym set up with traveling Explorit Zone for up to 2 hours
  • No labs available for this program

Science Discovery Day: $1,750

  • Full day of science activities for an entire school
  • Choose from any combination of six demonstrations and/or labs for the event
  • Traveling Explorit Zone setup for entire program

Portable Planetarium: $350 (half-day) or $600 (full day)

  • Half day consists of up to four half-hour shows done every 45 minutes, full day is up to eight shows
  • Requires open space at least 20 feet per side with 10-foot or taller ceilings
  • Ask about live nighttime stargazing with telescopes

*Round trip mileage will be in addition to EOTM programming fees.

**Educators leave Aurora no earlier than 6 am and return no later than 11 pm. Depending on your requests, lodging may be necessary. This cost is additional, and is not included in the EOTM price.