JTL Science Club

Welcome to the JTL Science Club.

We’ve seen a few pictures of tornadoes in a jar! I’d love to see more! And I’d love to see some great pics of the sky and the weather- it’s changing every day!


Wow, what weird and intense weather we’re having! What a month to be paying close attention to it! Have you seen what the sun looks like in our hazy skies? How interesting!

Here’s a picture I took while walking on the Lebanon Green:

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our next video posting. This week, we’re going to talk about what a career in weather looks like. These two videos feature meteorologists on television. Have you ever wondered where they get all their information for their forecasts?  What about that whole standing-in-front-of-the-map stuff? Watch below to find out!

Video 1: Weather 101 for Kids with Meteorologist JD Rudd

Video 2: A Day in the Life of a Meteorologist

Keep sending us photos, of your experiments, of your wanderings and sightings outside, of whatever weather you come across!

It’s time for our monthly science experiment!

Grab a clean jar with a lid, food coloring, dish soap, white vinegar, measuring spoons, and some water. Follow along with our video and then let us know how your tornado in a jar turned out. Send pictures if you can, and don’t forget to share your photos of weather this month! childrenslibrarian@lebanonctlibrary.org

Thanks for sharing your jar tornadoes!


Here’s a video Miss Frances made for you on Sept. 2, 2020 when it was raining!

Come join us! Sign up for the email list here: https://www.lebanonctlibrary.org/science-club-inquiry/

Each month will have a theme- September’s theme is meteorology!

September’s activities include a photo contest.

Throughout the month, take photos of the weather (Clouds! Rainbows! Storms! Sky!) and email them to us at childrenslibrarian@lebanonctlibrary.org. We will post them around the library and on this web page. Participants will receive an official JTL Science Club brag tag!

Wednesday afternoon of each week will feature a new video posted on our website. Once a month, it will be an experiment you can do with items from around the house. Visit this page on or after September 9th for instructions on how to make a tornado in a jar. Get ready by making sure you have a clean jar, dish soap, white vinegar, and food coloring.

Meet with us online at the end of the month to see what your friends have captured, vote for your favorite, and talk about what you learned! The zoom will be on Wednesday, September 30th at 4:00 pm.

Download a fun worksheet to track today’s weather here and a weather word search here or pick up printed ones at the library on the JTL Science Club book display table!

We invite all children ages 4-12 to participate.

Check this page weekly for updates!


Can you identify the type of clouds in this photo?


And here’s a little video of foster puppies at the aquarium! Win-win-win!