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SMACKOVER, Ar., (KNOE 8 News) - The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is calling all tinkerers.

On November 24, the museum will host the second in a series of two-hour tinkering programs for both children and adults from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

This tinkering program is a part of the museum's ongoing educational outreach to the community, and is part of the museum's Tinkering Studio.  The Tinkering Studio is a unique space in that it combines both art and science. Participants are free to create, explore and experiment with a variety of tools, materials and scientific concepts. 

     Every few weeks, the museum is holding a Tinkering Workshop in the studio, which focuses on a particular theme. For this upcoming workshop November 24, the theme is "Electricity and Electrical Circuits."  Participants will explore the basic concepts of electricity and learn how to build an electrical circuit. Participants will also discover how to add additional components, such as a light bulb, a switch and a small motor, to a simple circuit in order to make a more complex design. By using these components, a basic understanding of electricity and electrical circuits begins to develop. Such an understanding can be applied to unraveling the mystery of electricity in our everyday lives, such as how the lights in one's own home work. The event is free but space is limited.  For those who plan on attending, please call 870-725-2877 for reservations.

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