San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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Kid’s Science: Challenge Island

Challenge Island encourages creativity, critical thinking, and social skills while instilling a love of engineering.  Ages 8-12.  Registration required.  Call 619-527-3430 to sign up for any of the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, December 27, 4:00-5:15: Spinning Waters

Kids will design a variety of spinning tops using common household items and learn how differences in weight, balance, and placement on axis affect rotational motion of a spinning object.

  • Wednesday,  January 31, 4:00-5:15: Slower Coaster 

Kids will create a roller coaster for a marble that moves slowly on a track. They will figure out during their test run how to slow down their coaster, applying the concepts of friction, slope, and zigzag.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:15: Catapult Cove

Kids will build a catapult that can fling a soft object across the room and hit a target. They will become familiar with the concepts of stored energy and elasticity as they work to improve their catapults.