HomeSchool Science: Fall 2017 Day 5

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Welcome to day 5 of Port Byron Library’s

“Exploring Science at the Library” Fall 2017 program!

We’re glad you’ve decided to join us. 

This Chemistry-based program will run for 8 weeks through November 1, 2017. 

Please make sure to check the website each week as we try to keep you up-to-date with pertinent information that you might find useful.

Middle and High School. 


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Middle and High School:

measured mass and volume, and learned about avoiding parallax.  They used factor label (a/k/a: dimensional analysis) and then calculated density.  Here are some resources you can use at home:


     Measuring mass and volume,

     Factor label (a/k/a: dimensional analysis)

     Density labs you can try at home:

candy brand density

     Density column lab:



Elementary Group:

 Today we talked more about Chemical Reactions –

We made predictions about whether we would see a chemical or physical reaction.

A chemical reaction happens when atoms or molecules get together and break apart or swap atoms.

Some signs that a chemical reaction may have taken place:

  • color change (like the pink acid & the green base make purple)
  • solids forming (like milk and vinegar)
  • bubbles (like vinegar and baking soda)
  • temperature change
  • odor, or light

Learn more here

More fun with learning about Chemistry next week;  so come and see!

The youngest group

Mooooved with some super farm stories!

played “Silly Sentences”