Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a press release from WonderLab. Bloom has republished it here with edits for style and clarity.
On January 18, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by offering two free virtual science programs.
“Dr. King understood the importance of science,” says the organization in a press release. “In 1963 he published a series of sermons titled Strength to Love. In the first sermon, A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart, Dr. King noted that, ‘… science gives man knowledge, which is power …’ Four years later he spoke at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., and in a powerful speech challenged the nation’s social scientists to use facts to combat systemic racism.”
From 9–10 a.m., WonderLab will present a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Science Storytime via Zoom.
WonderLab educators and Monroe County Public Library librarians will read Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin and guide viewers through related activities.
A Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Science Explorations will also take place via Zoom on January 18 from 3–4 p.m.
This event will feature two at-home chemistry experiments: invisible ink and growing crystals. A list of ingredients can be found here.
This activity is recommended for school-age children in grades 1–6. Register here.