The Atchison County Library hosted Mad Science workshops in Tarkio and Fairfax Thursday, June 7, 2018. The workshops taught local youth about the science of music and sonic sounds. Pictured above with their instruments of sound are Janae Harbin, Brinkley Wright, and Rogan Russell.


Trying out the musical instruments with Atomic Austin (second from left) at the Fairfax Fire Station during the Mad Science workshop hosted by the Atchison County Library are Gabriel Cain, left, and Eli Auwarter, front right. Also pictured is Alexander Martin, back right.

Atchison County youth recently became scientists with the help of Atomic Austin and Mad Science of Greater Kansas City and Atchison County Library.
Tarkio and Fairfax children learned about the science of music and sonic sounds on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The kids used musical instruments to listen to the loudness or softness of sounds and used different techniques to learn about how sound waves travel. The students were fascinated by what they learned and of course had fun making lots of noise! Around 35 children attended the Tarkio events. Eleven kids attended the Fairfax events.