The Science of Play Dough

Science Literacy Week in Canada (September 17-23, 2018) is a week-long celebration of science and space—for all ages. Getting creative with play dough is the perfect blend of science, play, and learning. Read on to learn about the science of play dough and how to make your own dough at home.
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The Lucas Family’s Story

It’s a sunny Saturday at Sackville Public Library, and the Lucas family has travelled in from Beaver Bank to post up and do some exploring. Maliah, who is 9, comes in from playing by the Community Garden to join her three brothers. They’ve kicked off their boots and are exploring items from the Library’s Autism Tool Kits, created in partnership with Autism Nova Scotia...
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The Life-Sized Magic of 3D Printing

On The Big Bang Theory, Howard creates an action figure replication of himself. On Grey's Anatomy, Doctors Yang and Grey create veins and human hearts. In Jurassic Park III, Billy makes a prototype of a resonating chamber (basically the vocal box—or the part that goes “RAWR!”) of a velociraptor. They did it all with the magic of 3D printing. Even though these stories are fictional, 3D printing is very real. Lifelike, actually. And we have 2 MakerBot Replicators (3D printers) at the Library you can witness in action.
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