NASA Week at the Darby Free Library from Sept. 17 to Sept. 22, 2018
The Darby Free Library was given permission to borrow moon rocks, meteorite samples and an Apollo Spacesuit Mockup through the NASA@MY Library Grant.
Moon rocks and meteorite samples visited every classroom in the William Penn School District. Afterschool programs included:
- Making an edible model of Mars,
- Dancing on the Moon using a green screen,
- Using a microscope and chemistry to identify mysterious powers.
Ending with an evening for adults with activities including all of the above plus a Discussion with George Ambrose on the Importance of the Space Program and space themed wine sampling.
The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.”
Susan Borders, Director
Darby Free Library