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Happy Star Wars Day!

Happy Star Wars Day!

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May 4th – Happy Star Wars Day! Below you will find all kind of books, printables and activities to celebrate our favorite Star Wars characters. Next up? Star Wars Reads Day!Star-Wars-Reads-Day-2016 100

 

Typically in October, Star Wars Reads Day is an annual event that gets the whole country reading about the Star Wars Universe, all on the same day. But you don’t have to wait for a special day, you can have reading adventures with your favorite Star Wars characters EVERY day. There are picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, music files, craft books and more.


Websites & Activities:

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Star Wars Group Star Wars Millennium Falcon Star Wars ATAT

Music:

Use Your Library Card to Borrow Free Music: Directions

Star Wars Episode I Phantom Menace Soundtrack Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith Star Wars VI Return of the Jedi
Star Wars V The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars VI The Return of the Jedi Star Wars The Clone Wars Soundtrack Freegal Headphones 150

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Museum Artifacts:

Han Solo in CarboniteHan Solo in Carbonite – This replica of the original Han Solo prop was made from the actual molds created for the Star Wars films. In The Empire Strikes Back, the character Han Solowas captured by bounty hunter Boba Fett. Solo was flash-frozen in carbonite-alive, yet entombed. He hung as a trophy on Jabba the Hutt’s wall until being rescuedby his Rebel friends in the film, Return of the Jedi.

Millenium FalconStar Wars Millenium Falcon & Two Figures – Never tell me the odds! could well be Han Solo’s motto. Not the fresh faced hero of George Lucas’ film, Lucas considered Han Solo “a loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good.” From smuggler to general for the rebel alliance, Solo along with fellow adventurer Chewbacca formed a team in the classic tale of good versus evil which blended the best of old-fashioned cliffhangers and science fiction with groundbreaking special effects. This 1981 toy Millennium Falcon was made by Kenner. Toys released after Star Wars in 1977 launched the trend of “mega-marketing” major movies with products. A new generation of fans discovered the Star Wars series with the release of episodes I, II, and III between 1999 and 2005.


Picture Books jP:

A New Hope The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi
Anakin to the Rescue Darth Maul's Mission Star Wars 2

Early Readers jZ:

The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Early Reader Series:

Chapter Books jE & j:

The Princess and the Scoundrel Series: A New Hope
#1: The Princess and the Scoundrel
#2: So You Want to be a Jedi
#3: Beware the Power of the Dark Side
Jedi Academy Series: Jedi Academy
#1: Jedi Academy
#2: Return of the Padawan
#3: The Phantom Bully
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Series: Origami Yoda#1: The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda
#2: Darth Paper Strikes Back 1311499
#3: The Secret of the  Fortune Wookiee
#4: The Surprise Attack of Jaba the Puppet
#5: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue
#6: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus
Rebel Force Series: Rebel Force
#1: Target
#2: Hostage
#3: Renegade
#4: Firefight
#5: Trapped
#6: Uprising
Dark Horse Comics Series: Star Wars Dark Horse Comics

Non-Fiction:

Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary Lego Star Wars the Visual Dictionary Who Are the Jedi Star Wars Rebels the Visual Guide
The Secret Life of Droids Beware the Sith Star Wars Incredible Vehicles Star Wars Complete Vehicles
Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Lego Star Wars in 100 Scenes Lego Star Wars The Dark Side Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Star Wars Science Fair Book Star Wars Cook Book
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Density – Buoyancy

Density – Buoyancy

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Every object on earth is made of atoms. Gravity pulls these atoms to the earth. You can measure the pull of gravity on an object – we call that measurement weight.

Density  is how close together the molecules of a substance are or how much mass a substance has in a given space. If you have one cup of jelly beans and one cup of marshmallows…the jelly beans have more mass…there is more “stuff” compacted into the cup. The marshmallows are mostly air. If you put each of those cups in a microwave to melt…the sugar and water that makes up the jelly beans would almost fill the cup to the top. The sugar and water that makes up the marshmallows would only fill the cup a little bit because marshmallows have less mass, they are mostly made of air. Materials with more density weigh more. A cup of jelly beans weighs more than a cup of marshmallows.

For an object to be bouyant, or float, it must have less density that what it is floating in, or it has to have something attached to it that helps it float – like you with a life jacket on.

You Will Need:

  • Drinking Glass
  • Clear Soda
  • Water
  • Ten Raisins

Fill one clear glass up with water and drop in five raisins. Fill another clear glass up with clear soda like sprite or 7up. Drop in five raisins. What happens when you drop the raisins in? What a few minutes – now what is happening to the raisins in each glass? Can you guess why the raisins are behaving differently?

Raisins are heavier than the water in the drinking glass. The raisins are also heavier than the soda in the drinking glass. At first, both sets of raisins sink to the bottom of the glass, they don’t float.

But the soda has little air bubbles in it – the carbioation. These bubbles are attracted to the rough surface of the raisins and stick there. When there are enough of these little carbonated balloons (the bubbles) stuck to the raisins the bubbles lift the raisins to the surface making the raisin float. The bubbles are like little temporary life jackets. When the bubbles pop and the gas inside them escapes into the air…the raisins don’t have anything to help them float anymore and they sink to the bottom of the glass again.

Science Experiment Idea: Try putting other small objects in soda to see if the bubbles will attach to them and help them float to the surface of the soda. Try a penny, a toothpick, a peanut, a skittle. Can you find something that the bubbles will float to the surface like the raisin?


Websites:

More IndyPL Experiments about Density


Books:

Things That Float and Things That Don't That Surprise and Delight Science Experiments That Fizz and Bubble What Floats What Sinks a Look at Density
What Floats in a Moat? How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? Floating and Sinking Captain Kidd's crew experiments with sinking and floating

DVDs:

Download this Hoopla DVD to your device with your IndyPL library card – no waiting! Hoopla Directions

Bill Nye Buoyancy Hoopla Logo Bill Nye the Science Guy Season 1 Episode 5: Buoyancy – Bill Nye takes to the sky in a hot air balloon and goes scuba diving in the Seattle Aquarium to explain why objects like boats, helium, and balloons are buoyant.

Words to Know:

Density – How closely packed together the molecules of a substance are.
Bouyancy – Ability to float or rise to the top of a liquid or gas.
Float – To sit near the surface of a liquid or gas, to not sink.
Mass – How much matter fits in a given space.
Matter – Stuff
Weight – A measure of the force of gravity on an object. Materials with more density weigh more.
Volume – How much space a substance takes up.
*****The confusing relationship between weight and mass: On earth, a bowling ball can weigh about 10 pounds. If you take that same bowling ball to the moon it will weigh much less because the graviational pull of the moon is less than the gravitational pull on the earth. Weight is a measure of gravitational pull. So the weight of the bowling ball, or anything else, changes depending on where you weigh it. The mass of the bowling bowl does not change no matter where it is. The bowling ball has the same amount of mass  on earth as it does on the moon or anywhere else you take it.

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Andrew Luck Book Club: First Rookie Book – Maniac Magee

Andrew Luck Book Club: First Rookie Book – Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck has started a book club. You don’t have to login or sign up or anything! Just read the book! Then, as he says:

“We will use social media to check in with each other periodically about where we are in the books, post our thoughts, comments, questions and such. And every so often, I’ll host a Q&A on AndrewLuckBookClub.com so we can have a “live” discussion about the books.”

And also, Maniac Magee is worth 25 points for the Summer Reading Program! Not signed up yet? Learn all about it here. 2016 SRP Logo V3A

Everything You Need to Know:

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Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

“The front of the new $20 will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty. The reverse of the new $20 will display The White House and an image of President Andrew Jackson.” ~The U.S. Treasury

Websites:

Books:

Moses Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Chasing Freedom Harriet Tubman and My Grandmothers Quilts
Harriet Tubman Secret Agent True Harriet Tubman When Harriet Met Sojourner
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April National Poetry Month – Try These: Books in Verse

April National Poetry Month – Try These: Books in Verse

National Poetry Month is a national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The books on this page are chapter book stories…written in verse. You might not think of these kinds of books right away when you think of poetry. The word “poetry” probably makes you think of “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and Shel Silverstein. But these books are poetry too, and how amazing, an author writing a whole chapter book in verse.

 

 

Brown Girl Dreaming Brains for Lunch All the Broken Pieces Love That Dog Out of the Dust
Gone Fishing Inside Out and Back Again Little Dog Lost May B Planet Middle School
Running With Trains The Wild Book

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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