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AI Family Challenge @ HCPL

Harris County Public Library is part of the first-ever global initiative to support families learning Artificial Intelligence together. We have partnered with Curiosity Machine to bring artificial intelligence learning to children and families who may submit projects to a global competition!

Children ages 8 to 15 and their families learn to use AI technologies and tools to solve problems in their communities around transportation, community-building, health, education, crime, safety, air and water quality, emotional well-being, and the environment. They also learn how to communicate these ideas and translate them into a real business.

 

STEAM Camp: Kaleidoscopes

Create your own kaleidoscope from recyclable materials Monday, September 24 from 6-7pm! STEAM Camp features Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math themed programs for ages 6-12 years. All materials are provided and we'll meet in the Public Meeting Room.

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STEM Time – Marshmallow Molecules [8+] - Wednesday, September 26th at 5 PM

 

 

Join us in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, September 26th at 5 PM for our STEM Time project Marshmallow Molecules.

 

We are going to be learning about what makes up different molecules and how the periodic table of elements was created.   

STEAM reads for all ages

Let’s talk about STEAM y’all. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. These are words that may sound daunting to some people, but in today’s world they’re important ones. From classrooms, to offices, and yes, even libraries, this acronym is becoming synonymous with the future. So whether you’re interested in learning more about the subjects, their past and whatever the future may bring, enjoy them already, or want to give a little nudge to someone in your life, big or small, here are a few titles, for all ages, to get you started. 

 

 

Summer Science in June at the Parker Williams Branch Library

Tuesday, June 19th at 10:30 PM – Science Explorers – Liquid Measurement [5+]


Looking for some science for your little guys and gals? Science Explorers is a science programs for kids 5 and up to explore basic scientific principles. Come on down to the Parker Williams Branch Library on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:30 AM. This month, we will be exploring the volume of water through liquid measurements.

 

 Wednesday, June 20th at 5 PM – STEM Time -- Sound Amplifiers [8+]

STEM Time – Balance [7+] - Wednesday, May 9th at 5 PM

Balance is an important concept in our lives.

It helps us walk and do some fantastic things.

Come join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on Wednesday, May 9th to learn about the different scientific concepts and simple machines that have to do with weight and balance. 

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!

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