Science Programs for Kids

Fun With Science @ The Library!

Please see ticketing information below.

Houston Audubon Society Presents Birds, Books & Beyond, Monday, June 18th @ 3:30 pm

Soar into the world of birds and discover how amazing our feathered friends truly are. This program features live birds, lots of hands-on activities, bird song and dance, fun books to look for at your library, and much more! Great for all ages!

Mad Science of Houston Extravaganza ,Tuesday, June 19th @ 3:30 pm

Calling all Jr. Mad Scientists! Watch our wow-them-to-the tip-of-their-toes-science show and be amazed by our interactive demonstrations. Volunteers will be used throughout the show so you may be the one to float across the stage, help out in our foam factory or take a Mad Science bubble bath with Dry Ice! This will be an entertaining and educational science program with lots of opportunities for questions and hand-on experience.

Tickets

The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the fire marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, does necessitate limits. Please be aware that space is limited and tickets will be required. 

  • * Each child will need a free ticket to attend the program. 
  • * Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program.
  • * All children must be able to sit through the program without an adult.

Suggested Booklist

Bubble Festival: Presenting Bubble Activities in a Learning Station Format Jacqueline Barber

Based on activities presented originally at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, "Bubble Festival "takes the concept of a learning-centered bubble festival and adapts it to a classroom setting. Captivating, bubble-centric learning activities are packed with math and science content. Includes detailed teacher assistance with classroom logistics, writing and literature extensions, and tips for setting up an all-school festival.

 

 

Bubbles, Rainbows, and Worms: Science Experiments for Preschool Children Sam Ed Brown

"Why did that happen?" "How does that work?" "What will happen if . . . ?" Young children ask questions about the world around them all day long. They are filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Bubbles, Rainbows and Worms teaches children about the world, using hands-on experiments about plants, the environment, air and water, and the senses.

Oobleck, Slime & Dancing Spaghetti: Twenty Terrific at Home Science Experiments Inspired by Favorite Children's Books Jennifer Williams

Combining classic children's literature with fun kitchen science experiments, this handbook is an ideal resource for parents or teachers who want to instill a cross-curricular approach to educating their children. A wide range of experiments are featured, including how to make the green goo found in Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck, as well as making pasta dance as shown in Tomie dePaola's, Strega Nona. Each chapter contains a detailed summary of the story, step-by-step instructions with a list of ingredients, thought-provoking questions for children, science facts, how to relate the experiment to everyday life, and sources for further exploration. The activities, which are appropriate for children ages 4 to 11, result in a terrific way to combine reading with turning a kitchen into an exciting laboratory of learning.

 

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard Loree Griffin Burns 

Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how.

 

 The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America Bill Thompson III  [On Order]

Presents a field guide to the most common birds found in the United States and Canada, with information on physical features, coloring, bird songs, distinguishing marks, and locations where the species can usually be seen.

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson Peggy Thomas 

"To some, he was "Professor Nuts Peterson," but to the world he was Roger Tory Peterson. For the birds: the life of Roger Tory Peterson tracks this American artist, activist, and passionate bird lover from his days as a child, to art student, to creator of the Peterson Field Guides, to global environmentalist. Peterson's guides were revolutionary--simply written and drawn for everyone to enjoy the birds, animals, and plants of the outdoors. Millions of copies have sold to date. Author Peggy Thomas and artist Laura Jacques worked closely with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, to create the first children's book about this great naturalist." --book jacket.

Bird Nests Heather Adamson.

This book includes: a picture glossary, a table of contents, index, websites, and literacy notes located in the back of each book. Additionally, content words are introduced within the text supported by a variety of photo labels. In particular, this title highlights different types of bird nests, showing where they are located and what they are made of. Includes comprehension activity.