Thursday, October 19, 2017

STEAM - Kitchen Science


If you child received one of these at STEAM, here is what you can do at home:  In a non-metal bowl add 1/4 cup of Vinegar and 1 teaspoon of Salt.  Put the "dirty" or non-shiny penny into the bowl and allow it to react to the compound.  Then  using the sheet, record the progress.

 With your child use the SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Ask a question
Make a prediction
Make a plan and follow it
Record the results
Draw a conclusion

Want to learn more about the United States Penny?
Be sure to check out the tab "Let's Do STEAM at Home!" in the upper portion of this blog page.  Lots of projects you can have fun sharing together!! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

STEAM - Kitchen Science

Ever think about those little bottles of spices and seasonings in your families cupboards? What do they all do? 

Well, in STEAM for the month of 
October we will be using some of them to make SCIENCE.  

Last time in STEAM we found out what happens when you mix Cornstarch and Water.  Try it yourself at home. click here to see how
Be sure to ask your grown-up for help.  It can get messy.   

What would this look like if we put ourselves in?
Now what?  check this out 
Want to join us for more fun Kitchen Science?  October 16th and October 30th.
K-2 grade
3-5 grade
Register today!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

STEAM gets cooking

Here's what we did last time at STEAM...


October 2nd, 16th, and 30th
we're moving to the KITCHEN!
It may not be finger-linck'n good, but it will be FUN

 How do you get Science in the Kitchen?  
Where do you think all the best potions were made?
You probably have everything in your kitchen right now to make some of the best concoctions we have planned.  You have to sign up though to find out...

Register here K-2 grade and 3rd to 5th grade.

Come prepared to get messy

Monday, August 7, 2017


Get ready to start your STEAM engines! 

Join us September 18th for:

Chariot Challenge!

We will be learning how to use Spheros and driving Chariots to the finish line. 

Learning is evolving. Get on the ball

                                              Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot.

Kindergarten - 2nd grade will meet at 4:00-4:45 
3rd - 5th grades will meet 5:00-6:00
 STEAM for grades K-2
  Registration is required:

Hey Parents:  So we decided to change things up a bit.  Kids of all ages love to build, design, and create.  Kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade may like more instruction and enjoy some stories with a program.  Kids in 3rd -5th grades are ready to dive in and may have more experience with computer formatting and design.  So we have redesigned STEAM; formally STEAMology, to provide more age appropriate programs.  Find the STEAM that best fits your child and sign up today!

Monday, July 17, 2017

STEAM is coming...

                            STEAM is coming...

Even though it is summer doesn't mean we stop learning.  The SUMMER READING EVENT is still going strong.  Get your reading logs in before August 7th for the best selection of prizes and free books or comic books. Look here for more information

Looking for something fun and different?  Come to the library for:  MEET THE 3D PRINTER
Stop by to see the 3D printer in action and learn how it works.

Want MORE 3D printing?  Look into INTRO TO 3D DESIGN  

Welcome to Tinkercad, a free online 3D editor.
Need even MORE 3D info?  Create an account to TinkerCad and learn how this computer aided design program can get you up and creating your own objects. 

September 18th will be the next STEAM program, but we've given it a new                                         

This season we will have programs for K-2 grades and 3rd -5th grades.    

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Preschool STEAMology Activity: Build A Dino

Build A Dino
Ask your child to make a dinosaur skeleton with the paper tubes. There is a sheet of actual skeletons to help you. Which dinosaur(s) did he/she choose? 
This helps your child learn the engineering skill of making a model and the science skill of knowing dinosaur names.

*To do the preschool activity, simply ask for the activity at the Early Learning Center desk. When you have completed the activity, return it to the desk and you will receive a sticker.

Construir Un Dino

Pídale a su hijo/a a que haga un esqueleto de dinosaurio con los tubos de papel. Hay una hoja de esqueletos reales para ayudarle. ¿Qué dinosaurio(s) eligió?

Ésto ayuda a su niño a aprender la habilidad ingeniería de hacer un modelo y la habilidad ciencia de conocer nombres de dinosaurios. 

*Para hacer la actividad preecolar de STEAM, simplemente pide la actividad en en escritorio del Early Learning Center (Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano). Cuando hayas completado la actividad, devuelve la actividad al escritorio y recibirás una calcomanía.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

STEAM and 3D Printing

Gail Borden Library has a new gadget.  Welcome to our Mini Lulzbot 3D Printer.  Why do we need a 3D printer? Well...

It's easy to use!


Shapes are the basic building blocks of Tinkercad. Any shape can add or remove material, and you can also import or create your own shapes.


By grouping together a set of shapes you can create new models to work with. Build intricate shapes and create extremely detailed models.

Import 2D and 3D

Create vector shapes, then import and extrude them into 3D models. Additionally, you can import external 3D files which become editable Tinkercad shapes.

Our purpose of purchasing a 3D printer is to give kids early exposure to CAD software, learn  about 3D printing and the many fields it is used in today and allow them to express their creativity.

Empower yourself to learn coding, designing, gaming, and CAD

Keep checking our website HERE to see when and where the next 3D printing program will be.

Want to be ready for printing?  Register with TinkerCad and begin the adventure of designing.  It's free and easy to do.