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June 23, 2021

Storytime Science for Kids: The Energy and Motion Episode

Join us for Storytime Science—a storybook read-aloud, followed by a simple activity geared toward young children. This June, the Exploratorium's own Vivian Altmann reads One Flip, Two Flip, Three Flip, Four by Crystel Patterson, illustrated by Briana Young.

Ruby has a dream and turns that dream into action. She twirls and jumps all the way to the Olympics! This story is inspired by Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

Then see energy and motion in action by building your own toy car with a rubber-band "motor"!

You'll need:

an empty toilet paper tube, one sturdy rubber band (approx. 3/16” by 3”), two “wheels” (cardboard circles or CDs or small paper plates), tape, one paper clip, one chopstick or pencil, one metal washer or a mint (white) Lifesaver candy, one ballpoint pen to make holes in your “wheels,” if using cardboard or paper plates

And don't miss the Poetry Corner, in which Viv has written her own poem in the style of William Shakespeare—thou shalt love it!