On Saturday 20 July, Wester Hailes Library hosted ‘Mooniversary’, a special drop-in event to commemorate 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing. ‘Mooniversary’ was our first event, as part of the Library’s new FUNgineers programme at Wester Hailes Library, which aims to get kids aged 4+ engaging with STEM topics in a fun and accessible way.
Children (and their adults) had the chance to take part in a range of fun activities including an Apollo scavenger hunt in the Children’s Library, studying the Moon using meteorites, using the 3D printer to recreate the Copernicus crater and making a lunar surface using marbles, flour, cocoa powder and a lot of enthusiasm!
After all the science activities were over, our ‘library astronauts made straw rockets and tissue paper stained glass pictures of the Moon. Over 30 children and adults took part in our ‘Mooniversary’ celebrations and everyone went home happy and covered in flour.
FUNgineers is running weekly on Fridays at 3pm throughout the summer at Wester Hailes Library and will continue afterwards, alternating with Tiger Tales.