Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research will host “Exploring Rocks & Minerals” Saturday, October 8 from 1-2 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.
Families will learn about the difference between a rock and a mineral. They will perform different tests, such as color, streak and hardness, on an unknown rock or mineral to determine its type.
Families Learning Science Together is a free program designed to help children develop an early love of science through hands-on participation. These programs are offered at the Library on the second Saturday of each month.
Families Learning Science Together programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name and age of all children in the email.
More information about Families Learning Science Together workshops can be found at http://ccmr.prod.academicsweb.com/education/community-programs/families-learning-science-together/.