Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Art of Science: Math Night

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Triangles large, medium, and small,
A parallelogram and a square,
Seven shapes in all,
Make it with no spare.

Learn geometry the fun way by creating Tangram art. Tangram originated in China and is an ancient puzzle consisting of seven geometric shapes that fits together to form objects.

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, North Birmingham, 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.

October Programs
Five Points West Regional Library, October 4, 4:00 p.m.
North Birmingham Regional Library, October 6, 4:00 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library, October 11, 3:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library, October 12, 4:00 p.m.
Avondale Regional Library, October 14, 3:15 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, October 18, 4:00 p.m.

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