Tag Archives: STEAM

Make catapults, launch marshmallows at our Headlands Branch

Go medieval! Kids can build their own catapults and launch marshmallows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at our Headlands Branch. The young engineers can compete for the longest launch and best aim. The winner will receive a prize. … Continue reading

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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 by playing with our new STEAM kits

Kids can learn by playing with the new STEAM kits at our Main Branch. Experiment with magnetism, electricity and the water cycle with our physics kit. Check out slides with our microscope. Complete circuits; build a motor, telegraph, radio or compass. Design a … Continue reading

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Using math and chemistry to make art

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 … Continue reading

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