Tag Archives: STEM

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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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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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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Relays that test your math skills

Kids played some relay games that put our math skills to the test last week at our Main Branch. Each month, we use games, activities, and even crafts to teach the tenets of STEAM. That stands for Science Technology Engineering Art … Continue reading

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Making your own 3D glasses

Kids made their own 3D glasses during a STEM program last week at our library. They then used their new specs to check out photos from NASA’s Mars Rover. It’s not too complicated to make your own 3D glasses. You … Continue reading

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