Tag Archives: STEAM

Gumdrop architecture

Our STEAM kids had a cup full of gumdrops, 100 toothpicks & 15 minutes to build the tallest possible tower. Then — plot twist — they had to combine all of their towers to build an enormous mega-tower. It was … Continue reading

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It’s electric! Making circuits with play-dough

Our STEAM club got a charge out of learning about electricity. (No more puns? OK, we’ll stop.) The kids made circuits out of play-dough, clay and LEDs, which stands for light-emitting diodes. While we usually use metals to conduct electricity, … Continue reading

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Learn coding at the library

Would you like your kid to learn coding? Join the Club! Our Coding Club meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Mentor High School’s HUB. Our next meeting is Nov. 6. Our club uses Khan … Continue reading

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Making sense of the senses

Our STEAM Club experimented with their senses recently — learning about their taste, sight, touch, smelling and hearing. They tested what it was like to taste something without saliva, experimented with their depth perception, and used potato chips to learn … Continue reading

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Learning coding basics at the library

Kids used robots called Ozobots to learn the basics of coding last week at our Headlands Branch. Here’s how it worked: The kids created path for the robots using different colors and lines. Then, the Ozobots used their optical sensors to … Continue reading

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