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Finley Pearce, 11, left, and Elijah Pearce, 13, make a sonic screwdriver Tuesday afternoon during the "Science of Dr. Who" workshop during the Oskaloosa Public Library Teen Tech Week.

OSKALOOSA — Teens learned about quantum mechanics and the space-time continuum Tuesday while having some fun with "Dr. Who" during Teen Tech Week.

This week, teens are learning about technology and how it works in the context of the Oskaloosa Public Library during Teen Tech Week.

Tuesday, they learned about cutting-edge science through the "Dr. Who" motif.

"A lot of the teens who participate in library programs are 'Dr. Who' fans," Oskaloosa Public Library Director William Ottens said. "It's a good tie-in with library technology."

The teens tried their hands at making a "Dr. Who"-style sonic screwdriver with simple craft supplies. They also made a cut-out of a TARDIS — Time And Relative Dimension in Space — device that Dr. Who used to travel to places. They also got to watch a documentary, "What the Bleep Do We Know," Ottens said.

At 6 p.m., Dr. Jim North of William Penn University gave a brief lecture on quantum mechanics and the space-time continuum, Ottens said.

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