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May 19, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, Powell
Did you know that NASA ran a competition for members of the
public to pick a name for Curiosity? The winning name for the nine-foot
self-propelled rolling laboratory was submitted by Clara Ma, a sixth grader
from Kansas. I like how the book about Curiosity begins: "Wherever you are
in the world right now, I'm a very long way away." This new
large-format non-fiction book is narrated by Curiosity in the first person and
tells the story of the rover's mission, design and development, launch and
landing, and continuing exploration of the red planet. With excellent illustrations that tell the story along with an anthropomorphized rover that doesn't talk down to readers, this is a great choice for the science and technology minded. If you are curious about
the technology that humans are developing and using to explore other
worlds, I think you will really enjoy this one. ...
Posted by Bill, Apr 16, 2018 04:21:55 PM
Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!
2018 titles have been announced!
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Community Spotlight - KPL Ready to Read from Public Media Network on Vimeo.
Brainspace is a new addition to KPL's magazines for children 8 to 14 (or so). Brainspace is a all about interactivity with a variety of topics. There are articles and activities on a variety of topics, including one about NASA's OSIRIS-REx, the first spacecraft ever to travel to an asteroid to collect samples (launched in Fall 2016). The Winter 16/17 issue contains articles about math, history, space, music, geography, climate, biology, and the science of art. In addition, the Make It content offers templates to engineer unusual shaped boxes and a recipe for Oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid named after the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, of course....
Posted by Bill, Jan 16, 2017 06:43:33 PM
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