Monthly Archives: October 2016

Engineering with our STEAM Kids

Kids learned about aerodynamics, tensile strength, and structural engineering as part of our STEAM series on Tuesday. First, they made paper airplanes and flew them using enormous rubber bands. Then, they built tree houses out of Lego blocks. Finally, they … Continue reading

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Talking Tribe during the Great Depression

It’s a boom time to be a Cleveland Indians fan (or Cleveland sports fan, in general,) but it hasn’t always been this way. There have been lean years. And few eras were as frustrating and fascinating as the Cleveland Indians during … Continue reading

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An eerie autumn dusk with Studio MPL

The young artists of Studio MPL sought inspiration from the season during their meeting Monday. They used most of the color spectrum—from soft yellows to dusky purples—to paint beautiful autumn sunsets. They also created spooky silhouettes and Halloween-themed sketches. Every … Continue reading

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American Girl Book Club meets Kit

Our American Girl Book Club traveled to Depression-era Cincinnati to meet Kit Kittredge this month. We also played hop-scotch and made kites like kids did back in Kit’s era. On the first Wednesday of each month, our club gets together … Continue reading

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Stop-Motion Films by our STEAM Kids

Kids made short stop-motion films as part of our STEAM series. They used LEGO blocks, crepe paper, clay, toys and the app Stop Motion Studio to make their masterpieces. (The app is free in case you want to make your … Continue reading

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