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Dancing spaghetti? Kids use their noodles to do pasta two-step at the Pequot

Updated 11:05 am, Thursday, July 10, 2014

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  • James Stratmann, 8, left, watches spaghetti and raisins "dance" after the reaction of vinegar is mixed with water and baking soda, as his little brother Charlie, 5, looks on during the Pequot Library's Story & Science Hour: Favorite Children's Books & Science Experiments in Southport, Conn. on Thursday July 3, 2014. At right is friend Soren Gates, 6. The Children's Librarian Susan Ei read the book "Strega Nona" by Tomie de Paola. In the book, spaghetti is created with magic. After the reading, Ei showed the kids how to make their spaghetti move in a chemical reaction using household items to teach some basic science. The next workshop will be on July 10th. It's Ice Cream Larry + Workshop: Make ice cream (the science of heat transfer). The programs continue weekly to July 31st. Photo: Christian Abraham / Connecticut Post
    James Stratmann, 8, left, watches spaghetti and raisins "dance" after the reaction of vinegar is mixed with water and baking soda, as his little brother Charlie, 5, looks on during the Pequot Library's Story & Science Hour: Favorite Children's Books & Science Experiments in Southport, Conn. on Thursday July 3, 2014. At right is friend Soren Gates, 6. The Children's Librarian Susan Ei read the book "Strega Nona" by Tomie de Paola. In the book, spaghetti is created with magic. After the reading, Ei showed the kids how to make their spaghetti move in a chemical reaction using household items to teach some basic science. The next workshop will be on July 10th. It's Ice Cream Larry + Workshop: Make ice cream (the science of heat transfer). The programs continue weekly to July 31st. Photo: Christian Abraham

 

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The Pequot Library was stringing along a bunch of aspiring scientists last week.

The occasion was the library's weekly Story and Science Hour, which combines a favorite children's book with a science workshop.

This session -- focusing on the book, "Strega Nona" by Tomie dePaola -- challenged youngsters to use their noodles to try to make spaghetti dance. Leading the fun experiment in learning was Susan Ei, the children's librarian.

For details on future Story and Science Hour programs, visit: http://bit.ly/1j6cW48

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