Rainbows Abound at the Pawling Library!

29 junior scientists and their parents joined Ms. Karen on Friday evening to explore color at the Pawling Library’s Family Science program So Many Colors in the Rainbow.  “We looked at colors and mixing colors in lots of ways using over 12 different hands-on activities.  This was an opportunity for children to ask questions about colors and find out the answers on their own,” said Ms. Karen.  “We explored sophisticated topics like chromatography, diffraction, the capillary action of water and osmosis in simple, fun and colorful ways.”

We even grew our own rainbow!

Chris Walsh, father of Lucas, 8 years and Elizabeth 6 years said, “It’s great to be able to be actively involved in science with your kids.  Mine are still talking about the experiments.”  Elizabeth’s favorite part was coloring the balls and watching them go down the ramp.  Her brother Lucas had no particular favorite, but said, “It was just plain awesome!”

Family Science is part of the regularly scheduled children’s programming that takes place at the Pawling Library.  If you have never attended one, you might want to check out the next one.  Josephine Anderson says, “The family science programs are amazing! Very well thought out and tons of fun! They are a great way to find out how to use simple everyday items in new and exciting ways to help our kids learn!”

Watch our color scientists in action by viewing our slideshow!

To find out more about our programs
visit our children’s program page.