Charlie Morris, 7, hold up his unbroken egg as UFV student Chris Holitzki and other children react during Super Science at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Charlie Morris, 7, hold up his unbroken egg as UFV student Chris Holitzki and other children react during Super Science at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Super Science event offered STEM-based learning for kids at Chilliwack Library

Event run by Let’s Talk Science which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics

A group of children used raw eggs, pennies and marbles while taking part in Super Science at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday.

It was run by Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning, national, charitable organization focused on a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences. Locally, Let’s Talk Science is offered by the University of the Fraser Valley.

On Saturday, 14 kids aged eight to 11 were given three separate challenges.

One was to build a roller coaster using pipe cleaners, strips of foam insulation for pipes, and marbles, while another was to built a small suspension bridge out of paper and wood blocks that had to hold as many pennies as possible.

Another challenge saw kids using bubble wrap, pieces of foam and cotton balls to protect eggs for an egg-drop test.

Let’s Talk Science is offered free of charge. The post-secondary student volunteers bring the STEM learning experiences to grade school classrooms, libraries, community groups, summer camps and more.

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Charlie Morris, 7, drops his egg into a bin to see if it’ll break during Super Science at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Charlie Morris, 7, drops his egg into a bin to see if it’ll break during Super Science at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Josiah Voth surrounds an egg in cotton balls during the Super Science event at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Josiah Voth surrounds an egg in cotton balls during the Super Science event at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)