The Youth Services department at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a special program for kids during Spring Break on the “Scale of the Solar System” on Friday, March 16, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. This program is recommended for children in grades 3 through 5.
It can often be hard for children to imagine the size and scale of the Sun and the Earth in relation to the solar system. In this program, Sudesha Lahiry, a volunteer with NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program, will provide hands-on activities that will model the relationship of the Earth with the Sun, including their scales and positions. She will also demonstrate apps created by NASA that make viewing information on the Solar System very easy.
When she is not sharing her love of Earth and Space Science through NASA’s volunteer program, Lahiry teaches middle school in Katy ISD. She has been a Science Teacher Mentor for Region IV, and she was in the first cohort of STEP (Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program) at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, a NASA-funded project that provides science teachers in the Houston region with in-depth Earth and Science content, activities, and pedagogy.
The program is free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at this activity. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications office at 281-633-4734.