Bright Sparks Lights up Young Minds

A new Leichhardt Library program designed to engage young minds in the joy of scientific discovery is looking for more participants.

Kids at the ‘Bright Sparks’ science education program have studied ‘Amazing Animals’, looking at video clips, acting out animal movements and looking at x-rays, bones, and even animal teeth.

In ‘The Human Body’ they examined x-rays, worked with a 3D skeleton and a 3D Skull.

Run after school from 3.45pm on Monday until 21 November, ‘Bright Sparks’ is a Science education program based on the Discovery Boxes designed and supplied by Wendy Preston from Children’s Discovery.

Leichhardt Library staff members have co-written a 10 week programme with Wendy to appeal to 8-12 year olds as a fun way to introduce children to science.

The course is designed in such a way that participants do not need to attend every week but can choose the topics that they want to book into week to week.

Upcoming weeks will include looking at things under a microscope, mini beasts, plants, rocks, telescope, light and colour, sound and music.

Some weeks will involve us the children and staff going for a walk out into the Italian Piazza or bringing things from home.

It is a free program and the majority of supplies are provided.

Bookings are essential via phoning Leichhardt Library 9367 9266 or via Eventbrite ticketing.

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022