Tag Archives: STEAM

Teaching symmetry with snowflakes

Kids learned about symmetry by making snowflakes – both out of paper and popsicle sticks – this week at our Main Branch. The children not only got to get crafty, but they learned a little about geometry. Each month, we use games, activities, … Continue reading

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Building roller coasters at the library

We transformed our Headlands Branch into a theme park during our Curious Kids program. Kids built roller coasters with foam pipe insulation tubes and paper towel rolls. Then they sent marbles down them. They quickly learned that they could adjust their coasters … Continue reading

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Testing popsicle-stick catapults

Kids built fortresses from plastic cups and catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubberbands, and plastic spoons last week at our Main Branch. Then they used their artillery to pelt each others’ fortresses. Each month, we use games, activities, and even … Continue reading

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Celebrating Day of the Dead with art

The young artists of our Masterpieces at Main art club filled our story-time room with brightly colored skulls last month. They weren’t being macabre. Instead, the kids were making artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos. The holiday is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Chemical Reactions & Explosions

Our kids learned about chemical reactions this week with some classic experiments, including making elephant toothpaste, filling a balloon with vinegar and baking soda, and (of course) mixing Mentos and Diet Coke. Each month, we use games, activities, and even … Continue reading

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