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Families Learning Science Together

2018 Program


Families Learning Science Together (FLST) is a hands-on science program for children ages 5 and up and their parents or caregivers. This program is lead by Cornell Center for Materials Research and co-sponsored with the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) in downtown Ithaca, NY.

flst_000The FLST hands-on workshops encourage children and their parents to explore how materials interact with each other. Faculty, post doctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students from Cornell University present hands-on science modules on a variety of materials science topics. The FLST programs are aimed at children ages 5-13, though all ages are welcome.

The program will be on every second Saturday of the month throughout the year. It will run from 1pm – 2pm in the BorgWarner West room of the Tompkins County Public Library. All FLST programs are free to the public, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by contacting us by email at ccmr_outreach@cornell.edu or by phone at (607) 592-4053. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

Schedule of 2018 workshops and topics:


  • January 13 – Electrostatics – Families will explore the phenomena and properties of slow-moving or stationary charges. They will be able to see a Van de Graaf generator in action, as well as make a static flyer and an electrophorous.
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