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Science Explorers – Bubbles [5+] - Wednesday, April 18 from 5 PM

One of the questions we get a lot is about teaching little ones science.

The best way for our beginning readers to learn about science is to explore the concepts by experience.

On Wednesday, April 18th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room, we will be hosting our second meeting of Science Explorers.

The kids will be able to learn about bubbles and solutions.

Children will get to experience the bubbles as we will try a variety of different shapes.

STEM Time – RBG Pixels [7+] - Wednesday, April 11 at 5 PM

From TVs to computer screens to our phones, pixels are everywhere.

Our STEM Time this month will be focusing on explaining how we get the different bands of color to show true on a variety of devices.

On Wednesday, April 11th, join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM to more about the dancing lights of color. 

Science Explorers – Paint and Color [5+] - Wednesday, March 21 from 5 PM

One of the questions we get a lot is about teaching little ones science.

The best way for our beginning readers to learn about science is to explore the concepts by experience.

On Wednesday, March 21st at 5 PM in the Library Community Room, we will be hosting our first meeting of Science Explorers.

The kids will be able to learn and experience how different colors are made. 

Sounds of Science Makey Makey Rockout Session [11+] - Wednesday, March 7 at 5 PM

 

For Teen Tech Week, we are bringing you a sonic sensation.

 

You will hear the Sounds of Science! Join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on Wednesday, March 7th as we rock out using the Makey Makey Invention Kit to make our own version of Guitar Hero.

 

Be there or be square!

STEM Programs for Children

Exciting STEM programs for children coming this April. Join Us!

Math Games
Saturday, April 14
• 10:00am-2:00pm
Ages 3-10, no ticket required, come-and-go program

STEMtastic Stationsstem education
• 11:00am-11:50am
Ages 5-10, limited to 35 children per session, ticket required

STEM Power Hour: Who Dunnit?
Saturday, April 21
• 12:30pm-1:30pm
Ages 9-12, limited to 25 children, ticket required

STEMtastic Literacy
Tuesday, April 24
• 6:30pm-7:30pm
Ages 3-6, limited to 20 children, ticket required

 

STEM based learning at Choo Choo Club!

  No doubt you’ve heard about the importance of STEM based learning for children.  STEM focuses on 4 disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are all areas of learning that kids need to be comfortable with to excel in the future.  Exposing children at a young age to simple STEM concepts and activities sets the foundation for later higher learning.  At Choo Choo Club, the Library’s early literacy program for 3 - 5 year olds, children will participate in STEM based learning each week in addition to the weekly focus on 1 letter of the alphabet and literacy activities related to that letter.  Using specially designed kits children (with help from their parents) will complete scaled down, age appropriate lessons to introduce them to each of the 4 disciplines.  This past Thursday, the children completed activities using the balance scale.  They predicted which of 2 items would weigh the most and then placed them on the scale to see if they were correct.  They also used weights to balance objects and filled in a graph based on the color of the weight and amount they used.  Each activity concluded with answering some basic questions, such as:  which object was the heaviest?  or, which object did you have to use the most weights for? Choo Choo Club meets every Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Required registration begins 1 week in advance of each session by calling 832-559-4235. 

Curiosity Cruiser visits South Houston Branch

The Curiosity Cruiser will make a special stop at the South Houston Branch Library next Thursday, January 18 at 4:30 PM. The Curiosity Cruiser is Harris County Public Library's state-of-the-art mobile library and provides children with access to books and exciting educational programs. The Curiosity Cruiser will also bring a special NASA STEM program, so make sure to stop by the library next Thursday and see all that this wonderful mobile library has to offer!

For more information about this program please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

The Curiosity Cruiser is Coming to Fairbanks

All preschoolers are invited to meet Houston's newest Superheros, Owlbotron and Northtale, at a special STEM based program. The Cruiser will be arriving at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, January 9. Check out www.curiositycruiser.com for more information about our new mobile library. For more information in general call 713-466-4438

STEM Time – Science of Milk and Cookies December 6th @ 5 PM [7+]

 Why are milk and cookies such an alluring combination?

Are there some magical properties of universe at play?

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on December 6th at 5 PM as he breaks down the basic chemical process of baking cookies and the magically delicious elements that make up milk.

Cookies and milk to be provided by the generosity of the Parker Williams Friends of the Library.

Creative Corner

Halloween is right around the corner and Idea Lab Kids is joining us for a not-too-spooky Halloween-themed STEM project!

This program is for grades 1-5 and kindergartners with an adult.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 18

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.

Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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