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Spark Bags: Bears In Space!

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Hi Friends!

We have started a new project over at the Hampton Community Library: Spark Bags.

Each week, we will have an activity prepared to *spark* curiosity. Explore physics, chemistry, art, music, yoga & more, then share what you created on the library Facebook or Instagram. This week we explore the concepts of comparison, connecting with experts & fine motor skills by writing letters & folding origami.

Just are a NASA engineer. Prepare to send a stuffed animal into outer space! But how will you fill all the supplies into one suitcase?

Task 1: Make something big (a piece of paper) into something small (origami box). You can find inspiration from NASA here. Follow these instructions for an origami box that even Bookkitty can make.

Task 2: Read about an inventor, designer or explorer. Write a letter to them, ask about what inspires them, how they solve problems, what their favorite book is! Ask an adult to help you mail your letter & who knows, maybe you will get a response:)

Here's a great little starter from Andie Worsley:

"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known." ~Carl Sagan

So I stumbled across this interesting nonprofit, that Carl Sagan belonged to called the Planetary Society. They've put together a pretty sweet reading list & have some nice resources.

If you haven't had a chance to check out NASA, the website is full of amazing stuff:

It's not Ziggy Stardust, but astronaut Chris Hadfield makes up for it with some siiiiiick footage from outer space. You can see it in his eyes, how much he loves his job. I hope someday you will find that kind of joy in your profession, too!

And now, my friends sing along with me, nice & LOUD so I can hear you across the sky!

Toodleloo, Kangaroos!

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