STEMventure

STEMventure are learning-focused, and feature science standards and research-based practices, which provide students with hands-on STEM experiences that eliminate lost learning time of traditional STEM field trips. Ages 4-12.

STEMventure is presented by

January Lessons

Slime Time

MONDAY, JANUARY 29 FROM 4:00-5:00 PM

AT SOUTHEAST BRANCH

February Lessons

Polar Opposites

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 FROM 4:00-5:00 PM

AT MAIN LIBRARY CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Blood is Thicker than Water

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 FROM 4:00-5:00 PM

AT SOUTHEAST BRANCH

Matter Monsters

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 FROM 5:00-6:00 PM

AT NORTHEAST BRANCH

Sunny Slime

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 FROM 3:30-4:30 PM

AT NORTHWEST BRANCH

Tall Towers

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 FROM 5:00-6:00 PM

AT NORTHEAST BRANCH

Lessons By Location

Main Library Children’s Department
Mondays 4pm-5pm

February 12: Polar Opposites
March 11: Polymer Magic
April 8: Secret Colors
May 13: Water Rules
June 17: Bubble Blast Bonanza
July 15: Sunny Slime
August 12: Blast Off
September 16: Art with a Spin
October 14: Tall Towers
November 11: Slime Time
December 9: Catapult Craze

Northeast Branch
Wednesdays 5pm–6pm

February 21: Matter Monsters
February 28: Tall Towers
March 13: Take a Deep Breath
March 27: Polymer Magic
April 10: Extreme Storms
April 24: Art with a Spin
May 8: Bubble Blast Bonanza
May 22: Rockin’ Rainbows
June 12: Blood is Thicker Than Water
June 26: Sunny Slime

Southeast Branch
Mondays 4pm–5pm

January 29: Slime Time
February 19: Blood is Thicker Than Water
March 25: Art with a Spin
April 22: Blast Off
May 6: Polymer Magic
June 24: Extreme Storms
July 22: Fantastic Fizz
August 19: Dot Dash Dot Dash
September 23: Take a Deep Breath
October 21: Matter Monsters
November 18: Savvy Circuits
December 16: Polar Opposites

Northwest Branch
Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm

January 17: Savvy Circuits
February 21: Sunny Slime
March 20: Rockin’ Rainbows
April 17: Extreme Storms
May 15: Bubble Blast Bonanza
June 19: Blast Off
July 17: Fantastic Fizz
August 14: Tall Towers
September 4: Water Rules
October 16: Catapult Craze
November 6: Matter Monsters
December 4: Dot Dash Dot Dash

Lesson Descriptions

Build your own spin art machine to create awesome art using science! You’ll complete a circuit to transform energy into art and power your own machine.

Use Bernoulli’s Principle to conduct experiments that demonstrate the amazing effects of air pressure.

Explore Newton’s Third Law of Motion by having a balloon rocket race, then build and launch your own stomp rocket that uses the power of air.

Your family is your blood. But what is blood? Learn all about that red liquid that is so important to our bodies, learn how bruises form, then make a batch of edible blood.

Mix up a bubble solution with a special ingredient to make longer lasting, giant, floating bubbles. Plus, we will make bubbles that we can hold!

Launch into learning as we construct a simple machine the catapult, to hurl pompoms all over the room.

Build your own circuit that lets you communicate using Morse Code. Send messages that your friends and family can try to decode.

Hang on tight as you, the meteorologist, explore extreme weather events. Create a model of a rain cloud, thunder in a cup, and make a tornado in a bottle.

Create fun, fizzing reactions to discover what affects reaction rates. How will these reactions launch your rocket?

Scream in delight as the chemical reactions create a “monster” that goes through a major matter change.

Why don’t oil and water mix? We will conduct experiments on density and polarity to find out, then we’ll use our knowledge to make lava lamp test tubes.

Polymers are magical substances that can absorb 300 times their weight, disappear before your eyes, and keep a baby happy. Conduct fun experiments to learn more about this very special substance!

Learn about the properties of light and about the colors of the rainbow. Then we will use special polymers to create our own tube of rainbow colors!

Calling all inventors! You will create a cell that will become part of a homemade battery. Then you’ll build a simple circuit to create your very own motorized invention.

Utilize the separation procedure of chromatography to reveal the true colors of color-coated candy, Kool-Aid, and magic markers.

You can never make enough of this stuff! We’ll cross-link our way through non-Newtonian fluids as we make both fluffy and chalkboard slime.

Seeing is believing! Use the magic of invisible ultraviolet light to turn slime different colors before our eyes.

How long can you hold your breath? Explore the amazing power of our lungs and how we get air into our bodies! Then build a lung model that actually breathes!

Test out your engineering skills and discover which shapes are the best for building structures. Then put your knowledge to the test to build the tallest, strongest tower of them all!

Experiment with water’s amazing properties – the strength of surface tension, cohesion, and the power of capillary action.

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