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Library hosts nutty science

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By Amber Coulter

Science is getting nutty Monday at the Hardin County Public Library.

Nutty Scientists of Northern Kentucky are hosting the area franchise’s first event with a free show at 3:45 p.m. at the library on Jim Owens Drive.

The group promotes science among children by making it entertaining and capturing kids’ attention using experiments and participation.

Lessons include messages about not bullying, health and hygiene.

Monday’s interactive show is based on the premise that participants are trapped on a desert island and have to use science to make it back to Kentucky.

Mistie Wisniewski, part owner of the franchise for northern Kentucky, said the lessons are meant to make kids explore concepts more deeply than they sometimes can in the classroom.

They do that by making experiments hands-on and encouraging creative thinking.

“We ask a lot of questions of the kids,” she said. “We get all their answers and try to inspire them to think about it.”

Children like getting to do experiments and use all their senses to learn about things, Wisniewski said.

“It’s a very exciting show, and parents love it, too,” she said.

The show is recommended for viewers 3 years and older.

Wisniewski loves when she can see a child has understood the lesson and excitedly tells a parent about what he has learned.

“It’s seeing the spark light up,” she said. “Even the youngest ones there will just be so excited. When they look at you, you can see that spark.”

Amber Coulter can be reached at 270-505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.