Library ProgramsAdd Hands-On STEM to Your Summer Reading Program!
Reinforce the concepts and topics in the National Library Theme, All Together Now, using STEM this summer. Exploration Place staff will bring science experiments, take-home activities, lessons and hands-on learning for all ages.
Use a variety of magnets to build a structure and explore how all parts are necessary to complete the assembly.
Take individual pieces of electrical equipment and place them in the right order to make a light turn on and off.
Together with your friends, transform straws and tape to create a pipeline that allows a marble to flow from one end to the other.
Human Body Systems
Discover how all the different body systems and organs work together to help you function each day.
Dancing to Communicate
Learn how bees use dancing to communicate with one another to gather nectar and then try it out with a group of friends.
Forces of Gravity
Our solar system is made of eight unique planets with different gravitational forces. You will get to explore how much a can of soup would weigh on each planet.
With six hands-on learning stations, library guests will be able to discover just how important it is to have all the pieces when creating something new. They will also learn that it takes more than one person to turn an idea into something truly amazing. Once participants have had a chance to explore all of the on-site activities, they will receive a take-home project to continue the learning.
- Six activity stations for all families centered around the theme All Together now
- One Exploration Place educator (library provides volunteers)
- All supplies and training for 5 volunteers
- Two hours of fun for all ages
- Time options include: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.-12:00p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- $325 + mileage fees ($1/mile, first 30 miles free)