Come meet Guy Hansen, an Eli Lilly Scientist in Residence, and his son Blake, as they share how we can find gears everywhere. Learn about Indiana’s use of gears in agriculture, auto racing, the space program, and biotechnology. Hands-on activities in the Learning Curve will include:
a fix it, design it and build it project in the Tinker Lab
making an IndyAnimation using Pivot software and a Curve laptop
designing and powering an electric car out of Legos
“We’ve ignored Lemony Snicket’s cautious advice and are implementing our misguided plan to drop five thousand copies of THE BAD BEGINNING across the USA, blanketing this unlucky country with the first book in the saddest series about even sadder orphans.
On Friday, July 13th, books will rain from the sky and unless you have an abnormally sturdy umbrella, you should scream and run away . . . at once!”
Join Pacers Sports and Entertainment on their Summer Reading Tour! Guest readers from the Pacers All-Star Reading Team and the Indiana Pacemates will read to kids in the Library. All ages, no registration required. Schedule
Indiana Pacer Dahntay Jones, his son Tanner, along with Boomer and a couple Pacemates stopped by the InfoZone June 13th on the Indiana Pacers Fan Van Reading Tour. Catch Indiana Pacers reading all summer at several Library Locations: Schedule
Nitro Joe will be appearing in several library branches throughout the summer. During his show, Joe will show you just how real air really is. Nitro Joe will use air pressure to crush objects and move things around. Bernoulli’s Principle will be demonstrated by making toilet paper fly and by creating Tornado Donuts. Nitro Joe’s Schedule
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Even though air seems like nothing, it really is something. Gases like air, even though they are not visible to our eyes, are made up of molecules just like solid objects. These molecules are pulled toward the earth by gravity.
Earth is surrounded by a layer of air that is heavy. That layer of air exerts pressure on the surface of the earth, a lot of pressure. Our bodies are used to it so it doesn’t bother us. In fact, we are so used to it that what bothers us is when the air pressure is gone.
The higher you go in the atmosphere, the less air pressurethere is because the “thickness” of the air is less the higher you go. That’s why airplanes have “pressurized” cabins. We can’t survive in too littleair pressure.
Here are some websites and books that will help you understand air pressure:
Air Pressure – The force that air exerts due to it’s weight. Even though air seems like nothing, it really is something. Gases like air, even though they are not visible to our eyes, are made up of molecules just like solid objects.
Your Gourmet Girlfriends will help you investigate recipes and snacks to take on a hike or picnic. Make their own trail mix to take home. Other great recipes for snacks will be included! Registration recommended. Schedule
Here are some great places right here in Indianapolis to pack a snack ‘n hike: