CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mad Science of Maine is coming to the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Wednesday, July 26.

An “Engineering a Better World” show, for all ages, will celebrate the 2017 Summer Reading Program at 1:30 p.m.

Children will step into the shoes of engineers at the science show, designed to launch their imaginations into the boundless field of engineering. Demonstrations and interactive experiments will inspire the next generation to think about how engineers design things to make the world a better place.

Children will team up with civil engineers to build a six-foot Roman arch. They will reach beyond the sky to explore aerospace engineering with an explosive rocket launch. An intelligent robot will display some kung fu and yoga moves that will demonstrate robotics engineering.

Oozing chemical reactions and a demonstration of a space-age polymer will make children contemplate possibilities in chemical engineering. A “sparking” demonstration will electrify creativity and an experiment with alternative energy will encourage children to ponder the future of that innovation.

Mad Science of Maine is located at 105 Main St., South Portland.

FMI: 207-878-2222.

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