HomeSchool Science: Fall 2017 Day 6

naphthalene crystals

Welcome to day 6 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. 

 We created a cooling curve with naphthalene as it changed from a heated liquid to a solid.  The shape of the curve reflects how the temperature remains nearly constant through the change of phase because of the change of energy during that transition. 

For next week, come prepared with your graph.  Here is the data for your graph and the  instructions for creating your graph.

Next week: Titration

So read up!


     Cooling Curve of Naphthalene

     Creating Charts with Excel


Elementary Group:

 Today we talked  about density.  We made predictions about which liquids would sink to the bottom or float in our very cool density column!

     Density labs you can try at home:


     Density column lab:



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



The Young Readers – 

  • read apple books together and then helped Mrs. Applebee with a felt board story of Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
  • Ten Red Apples
  • Here are some other great apple books!
  • Ten apples up on top Apple Pie Tree


New this week!

Something for the moms

Moms got a chance to do some baking together: Carrot Muffins

and received a FREE copy of the book: Good and Cheap

good and cheap