DIY Polymer Kitchen Chemistry

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DIY Polymers Kitchen Chemistry
Status: Inactive
Start Date: 6/9/2016


It is not too late to join the Hive13 member volunteers who are busy this summer providing "DIY Polymers with Hive13" events for the Cincinnati Public Library Summer Learning Program.

A series of ten Kitchen Chemistry events are already underway per a schedule at different library branch locations between June 9 and July 26. The series was instigated by member LorinP, and receives financial support from the Friends of the Public Library. Members MikeH and DustinB have provided Kitchen Chemistry protocols (written instructions) on how to mix up polymer bouncy balls and extract DNA from strawberries as hands-on activities and summer fun for kids and their parents.

Here is the schedule of sessions:

01 = Thursday, June 9, 2-3 PM at the Elmwood Place branch library (map)

02 = Saturday, June 11, 11-12 AM at the Delhi Township branch library (map)

03 = Saturday, June 11, 2-3 PM at the Clifton branch library (map)

04 = Wednesday, June 15, 4-5 PM at the Bond Hill branch library (map)

05 = Saturday, June 18 2 PM at the Main library (map) cancelled due to conflict with learn-to-solder at clermont county library

06 = Saturday, July 9, 2-3 PM at the Sharonville branch library (map)

07 = Wed July 13th, 2-3 PM at the Westwood branch library (map)

08 = Thursday, July 14, 1-2 PM at the Loveland branch library (map)

09 = Monday, July 18, 2-3 PM at the Forest Park branch library (map)

10 = Tuesday, July 26, 1:30-2:30 PM at the Blue Ash branch library (map)

Click (here) for the Google Spreadsheet for volunteer sign-up.

Here is the Bouncy Ball protocol ( File:Bouncy Ball 2.pdf)

Here is the Strawberry DNA Extraction protocol (from NIH), plus additional notes for volunteers ( File:Strawberryextractioninstructions.pdf)( File:DNA extraction notes.pdf)