Livermore Lab's science program for 5th graders starts today

Identical sessions will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 12

"Fun With Science," an educational outreach program designed for children at the fifth grade level, will be offered free of charge on six Wednesdays starting today by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

The program, to be held at the Lab's Discovery Center, is intended to spark children"s interest in science through entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities. Students will have an opportunity to see and participate in science experiments that explain states of matter, air pressure, density, electricity, light and chemistry.

The identical sessions will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. today and also on June 17, July 1, July 15, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12.

The Discovery Center is located at the Laboratory's East Gate at Eastgate Drive off Greenville Road in Livermore. It is near the intersection of Greenville Road and Lupin Way. No badging is required.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. For more information and registration, sign on to


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