Trudi Plummer, from the Maine Discover Museum in Bangor, will present two science programs at the Pittsfield Public Library.

Children can discover the properties of magnetism at 1 p.m. Monday, June 27. Participants can explore the tiny building blocks of all matter: atoms and molecules, playing with magnets and magnetic force fields and making a compass. Participants can also learn about static electricity using pushy balloons and sticky packing peanuts, playing with volts and jolts and indoor mini lightning bolts while exploring the secrets of “shocking” science.

Electricity will be the topic at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Children can learn what makes things light up, the flow of electrons, building circuits with surprising materials and experiment with switches, motors, buzzers and gadgets, electromagnets, insulators and conductors, the stop-and-go of electric circuitry.

These programs, GSK Science in the Summer, are sponsored by a grant from GSK Foundation. For more information, call the library at 487-5880.


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