Tagged Science

A Science Minute: The What, Where, When, Why, and How Guide to Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

Get ready for a rare celestial happening in the universe (well, at least our known universe ), as a Solar Eclipse will be taking place throughout North American on August 21. But what exactly is a solar eclipse, why is it happening, and…

Register Now for Science in the Summer

Even though school is out, we at the Free Library are committed to keeping children and teens learning all summer long. That’s why we plan the Summer of Wonder , which includes everything from LEGO building to mystery solving. But…

Science in the Summer Registration Kickoff!

Registration for Science in the Summer began this past Friday, May 5 and to celebrate, the Franklin Institute visited the Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library and provided a fun program for the students of Kearny Elementary…

A City-wide Celebration of Science: The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival!

The Philadelphia Science Festival is almost here!  The city-wide celebration of science happens April 21-29. The Free Library is proud to partner with the festival to offer great programing for all ages!  Check out all the…

A History Minute: Philadelphia's Medical Mystery

Philadelphia was the place to be in July of 1976. Even Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain came to present the Bicentennial Bell , cast in the same foundry as our Liberty Bell. The 4,000+ members of the Pennsylvania chapter of the…

Science in the Summer Arrives at Oak Lane!

By Becky Friedman and Kadafi El-Kardah Science in the Summer has begun! On June 28th and 29th, kids at the Oak Lane Library enjoyed two full days of free programming focused on science and hands-on learning. Since this year’s…

#GetNerdyPHL with the Philadelphia Science Festival This April!

The Free Library is excited to host several science-based children’s programs in 16 of its neighborhood libraries—as well as a number of kitchen-science programs at the Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central…

Science Leadership Student 'Maps it Out.'

Beginning in September 2015, several Science Leadership Academy high school students studying film and photography worked on their Independent Learning Project at our Parkway Central Branch. The teens took on various tasks…

Get Nerdy with Neighborhood Science After School!

What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other…

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Science Time! Science Surprises

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Preschool Science Exploration

Each month, students will explore concepts of Science and do STEM activities. This is for preschool/kindergarten children ages 3 to 7. Groups must call to schedule a visit.

Science Time! Science Surprises

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Kitchen Science: Cookie Lab with Peter Scarola, Pastry Chef at R2L Restaurant

A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The…

Kitchen Science: Cookie Lab with Peter Scarola, Pastry Chef at R2L Restaurant

A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and every step is crucial—especially when making the classic chocolate chip cookie. Led by R2L’s pastry chef Peter Scarola and The…

Science Time! Science Surprises

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

Kitchen Science: Brewing Beer with Tired Hands and USciences

What differentiates various types of beers? How does the fermentation process affect flavor? This class delves into the craft and the science behind beer, from the manipulation of microbes to the use of unique ingredients to create…

Kitchen Science: Mozzarella Making with Alex Jones

Learn the simple and delicious joy of making mozzarella cheese at home with this class taught by cheesemonger and food writer Alex Jones. In just a few quick steps, you can make your own mozzarella cheeses at home. You will learn about…

Kitchen Science: Crickets with Adam Brody

Insects have been an important part of the human diet for millennia. Join Adam Brody, founder of Brooklyn's CricketFarm, for a hands-on experience in cooking with crickets. Currently, crickets and other insects are eaten around the…

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Henry Wessells

In a talk entitled "It All Starts Here: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Beyond", science fiction editor and author Henry Wessells will discuss the science in Mary Shelley’s first and final novels, Frankenstein and…

Science Time! Science Surprises

Learn some surprising science facts, with hands-on experiments!  4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.  Free.   Parkway Central Library Children's Department Ground Floor, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103…

STEM - Science

Suggested books for students in the field of science.

STEM - Engineering

Suggested books for students in the field of engineering.

NASA

Learn more about The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

Wild Weather

From global warming and carbon footprints to new weather forecasting technologies and more frequent natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tornadoes, typhoons, hurricanes, and more.

Fantastic Planets and Adventurous Astronauts

Read these biographies of astronauts and the planets and galaxies they have explored.

GreenFILE *

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution,…

BBC Animals

Find your favourite animals, where and how they live, the latest news about them and who's filming them right now.

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