In the not-too-distant future, planet Earth has come under attack from a malevolent race of aliens known as the Formics. Incredibly, fearless International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham sends them fleeing back into the stars, becoming a living legend in the process. But decorated Colonel Hyrum Graff knows that the Formics will soon return even stronger than they were before, and he's determined to find a new hero who can meet them head on. Upon being recruited into Battle School, Ender partakes in a grueling series of simulations, effortlessly mastering every challenge presented to him.
Come beat the heat, see a hot movie, and--adults--check off a block in your summer reading goals!Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this 2013 thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space.
Make your own boat out of clay, foil, paper, or cardboard; and then test the concepts of displacement, upthrust, buoyancy, density, and surface tension as we compete to see whose boat can hold the most pennies without sinking. Because small objects are used, children participating in this activity should be age 5 and above. Registration is required.