Vigo County Public Library hosts Science Space Camp


TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WAWV/WTWO)- The Vigo County Public Library hosted a science space camp Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Officials said the event is family friendly and for all ages willing to learn.

Bonnie McNair assisted with the event and helped kids learn the meaning of weight, density and what makes makes them important for space and planets.

Among lessons, kids and parents were able to compare their own creations to gaseous planets or, in this case, air filled balloons.

The Play-doh filled fun didn’t stop there, kids were also able to interact with items from NASA and get an out of this world picture taken.

Team Technician Janet Hatcher said there are creative ways to help kids learn that they can interact with and on occasion eat.

Her lunar phase project consisted of 4 oreos cut in half and made to look like the many faces of the moon. After the kids were done creating the lunar cycle, they got to eat the cookies and take a lesson away from the project.

Library officials said they enjoy the opportunity to provide family friendly activities that also double as a learning opportunity.

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