Tompkins County Public Library and Cornell University’s Center for Materials Research will host “Alka-Seltzer Rockets” Saturday, March 18 from 1-2 p.m. in the Library’s Thaler/Howell Programming Room.
Families will learn about the laws of motion and how they apply to rockets. Equipped with this information, participants will design, build, and launch their own rockets using a film canister and Alka-Seltzer tablets.
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. Registrants should include the name and age of all children in their email.
More information about Families Learning Science Together workshops can be found at http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/community-programs/families-learning-science-together/.