Friday, February 24, 2012

The Art of Science March Programs: Science of Geometry

Art of Science logo

A futuristic structure of someplace
Not your typical stick and stone.
Each triangle unit’s face
Creates a geodesic dome.

Participants will learn about the science of geometry and work together to create a geodesic dome.

The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, Ensley, Powderly, and Springville Road. The program will run nine months—from September 2011 through December 2012—and will cover the science of nutrition, geometry, sound, plants, optics, recycling, and materials engineering in a hands-on atmosphere. Each program will begin with a science principle and end with a craft or group project. Supplies for the crafts are provided.

At each session, the library will showcase books and videos about the program’s topic, and introduce age-appropriate databases for children to further explore what they learned at each program.

The Art of Science is made possible by the Kresge Arts in Birmingham, a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.

March Programs
Five Points West Regional Library, March 6, 4:00 p.m.
Ensley Branch Library, March 8, 3:15 p.m.
Avondale Regional Library, March 9, 3:15 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library, March 13, 3:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library, March 14, 4:00 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, March 27, 4:00 p.m.

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