Astronomical fun

Astronomical fun

Kingston Library’s Young Einsteins program explored the theme ‘Deep Blue: Innovations for the future’ during National Science Week, from August 17 to 22.

A grant from Inspiring Australia enabled the Kingborough Library to create take-home science packs filled with ocean themed activities.

The science packs included; designing a compass, making a model boat, responsible fishing and saltwater density activities.

Children were given their science activities in a calico bag printed with a sea dragon and kelp design, created by talented Kingston Library staff member Jesse Eynon.

A children’s art completion exploring the Deep Blue theme, was on display during the week, showcasing a range of creative works by young emerging artists.

A digital scavenger hunt provided a stimulating learning activity and exciting competition for older children.

A range of prizes were on offer for various age groups for children who completed the tasks.

For another Science Week activity, families were able to use a virtual reality headset and an app to explore the universe on August 21 and 22, as part of a Science in Virtual Reality (SciVR) event.

The SciVR event was co-hosted by Kingborough Robotics.

The Kingborough Robotics program at Kingston Library provides a range of activities for school children and is funded by Tasmanian Community Fund and supported by Libraries Tasmania.

Further information on science in virtual reality, can be found at