Using math and chemistry to make art

Our young artists adjust the beads in their pixel art before it gets melted.

Our young artists adjust the beads in their pixel art before it gets melted.

Our STEAM kids used math and chemistry to make art earlier this week.

(If you don’t know, STEAM is an acronym that stands for Science Technology Engineering Art Math. So using three out of five ain’t bad.)

First, our kids designed pixel art, graphing their ideas onto the page. (That’s where the math comes into play.)

Then, they recreated those designs with colored beads.

Finally, we used an iron to melt those beads into a suncatcher—or ornaments, if the kids prefer. (That’s where the chemistry comes into play.)

Our STEAM series returns next month with a program focused on math on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at our Main Branch.

The program is free and open to all kids in first through fifth grade. However, registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 219.

By the way, young scientists can also check out the Picking Up STEAM Club at our Lake Branch.

Kids from kindergarten through fifth grade can learn about science, math and more with interactive experiments.

The next club meeting is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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