Lam Research Foundation
Science at the
Fremont Main Library
Room. Stevenson Ave and Paseo Padre
are 4 activities at each presentation after a show presentation.
Parents work with their children to learn about science.
age children. Families are encouraged to attend.
Funding provided by Lam
Research Foundation and free.
register for each event for reminder,
you do not need to bring ticket
Ice Age Megafauna in Fremont -
A look at the gigantic animals that roamed Fremont area
and coastal California.
Irvington area of Fremont is one of the best preserved
site of these Pleistocene fossils (Ice Age). Families will learn about
sabertooth cats, mammoths, camels, mastodons, and many
more large animals. Reading: Mammoth
Dec 3 ,
Reaching for the Stars - Looking
up in the night time sky you see many points of light.
Many are stars that can be found within our galaxy, the
Milky Way. Only a few points of lights are far
away galaxies. Learn about constellations and how
they are used by astronomers. Reading:
Bear and Baby
Feb 4 ,
Magnetic Magic - Families will explore
magnetism by using different types of magnets. Learn how
to find north and south and how magnets are naturally
created. See how electromagnetic forces work
together to provide many useful products.
Reading: Electrons and the Hairy Monster
Exploding Volcanoes and Magma Chambers
- Forces created by Plate Tectonics helps to
explain volcanoes and the rocks they form from inside
and outside of the Earth. Learn the different
rocks and what they mean. Readings:
Lucy Lava, The Fiery Slopes of Mt. Etna
Butterflies and Moths -
Some organisms change through their life cycle called
"metamorphisis." We will look at the Painted Lady
and Monarch butterflies as well as the 'Silkworm" moth.
Learn how to create butterfly areas in your backyard
just by planting milkweed. Seeds will be provided.
Readings: Painted Lady.
COMMUNITY LECTURE (recommended for
ON LATEST INFORMATION ON NEW FOSSILS UNCOVERED ON 680
|New Ice Age Fossils Uncovered in Fremont
- Construction to expand 680 Freeway have uncovered
new fossils of Pleistocene Age (Irvingtonian).
Caltrans has paleontology moniters that make sure all
fossils are recovered during construction. This lecture
will go over the early finds of mammoths, mastodons,
sabertooth cats, short faced bear, and other megafauna.
Exhibits at the Children's Natural History Museum will
highlight these fossils as well as the uncovering of
1000 fossils under Wes Gordon's House in Hayward
(Irvington Fossils). Wes Gordon and his Boy
paleontologists excavated the Sabercat Historical Park
site in the 1940's.
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