Jacksonville Public Library Junior Scientists (ages 9-12) - Online Event

  • When: Tuesday, February 23, 2021,  3:30 pm -  4:30 pm
  • Location: Online Event
  • Cost: Free

If your child is into science, technology, engineering and math (or would they like to be), this is the time for them to shine. Read or talk through a STEM book with us and then we’ll do a STEM-based activity together.
Attention, Junior Scientists! This STEM-based program for ages 9-12 features a book and science activities that encourage deep thinking, inquiry, and fun.

January 5

Theme: Freezing Hands

Featured Book: What Color is My World by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


Quart Ziploc Bag
Gallon Ziploc Bag
1 cup of half and half
2 tbsp sugar
3 cups of ice
1/3 cup kosher or ice cream salt
Inventing materials, such as:
Clothing scraps
Felt scraps
Egg carton cups, etc.
Bubble wrap
January 12

Theme: Sound

Featured Book: The Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat by Laurence Pringle


Metal mixing bowl
Plastic wrap
Tape OR rubber band that fits over bowl
Large wooden spoon
1 tsp cup of dry rice
Hardcover book or notebook
6” x 6” piece of cardboard or empty cereal box
For experimentation: Variety of flat kitchen materials, e.g. metal tray, plastic plate or lid, empty containers (Nothing that can break!)
January 19

Theme: Smell

Featured Book: Poop Detectives by Ginger Wadsworth


6 small cups
Three objects with pungent smells, such as:
Orange peel
Coffee grounds
January 26


Featured Book:


Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click here to obtain a card.

Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program. A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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