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Library classes for kids provide hands-on science, engineering learning


December 13, 2017

HENRY HODGESON observes as Ward Christman unwraps an egg to find out how it fared after he dropped it from the top of a ladder.

As Ward Christman smashed egg after egg at the Sweet Home Public Library Dec. 6, his young audience cheered enthusiastically.

It was another episode in Christman's monthly class, "Mechanisms: Simple Machines from Leonardo da Vinci to High Tech," for children in the third through fifth grades. The class is held 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month through June.

This day's finale was to test creations designed by the young class participants to protect an egg from a 10-foot drop.

Perched on a ladder, Christman dropped the eggs onto concrete from successive heights.


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