Totally Tweens: Miniature Aquarium

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Totally Tweens: Miniature Aquarium

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 7, 2024 –4:00pm to 5:00pm

Storytime Room

Recognize Women’s History Month by learning about a female STEM pioneer and creating your own mini version of her groundbreaking invention!

Learn about Jeanne Villepreaux-Power, a seamstress-turned-scientist who invented the aquarium in 1832, through a read-aloud of a picture book biography about her life entitled “The Girl Who Built an Ocean: An Artist, an Argonaut, and the True Story of the World’s First Aquarium” by Jess Keating.

Then, create a mini glass jar aquarium of your own to hold a real, live moss ball you can take home, scientifically observe, and think of Jeanne Villepreaux-Power’s strides whenever you see it.

This event is open to 3rd-6th graders.

为庆祝三月妇女历史月,今天的活动我们将了解一位女性STEM 先驱,并制作迷你水族箱以纪念她的突破性发明。
首先我们将阅读Jess Keating所著的传记绘本《建造海洋的女孩: 世界上第一个水族馆的真实故事》。该书讲述了Jeanne Villepreaux-Power 的生平故事,她从一位女裁缝转型为科学家,于 1832 年发明了水族馆。
之后的时间我们将制作一个属于您自己的迷你玻璃罐水族箱,里面装进真正的活苔藓球,您可以带回家进行科学观察,学习珍妮·维勒普罗-鲍尔 (Jeanne Villepreaux-Power) 的科学精神。

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.


March 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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