STEAM at the Library

STEAM at the Library

STEAM which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math is an integrated approach to education that combines all of these disciplines.  STEAM learning is a great way to spark curiosity and engage kids to get them excited about learning.  It encourages kids to apply what they learn and to think critically and creatively.  Involvement in STEAM experiences have been linked to academic success.

 

5 ways to expose your child to STEAM

 

  1. Encourage your child to participate in the Library’s Science Fair which will be held March 2, 2019 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. Participants must register by January 12, 2019.  For more information, check out the Science Fair page.

 

  1. Attend one of the Library’s great STEAM programs.
    1. Science Club: Forensics Jr. at the New Richmond Branch, Tues., Jan.15 and Feb. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
      • Through interactive activities and hands-on experiments kids will learn how science can be used to solve forensic cases.
    2. Rocket Science at the Owensville Branch, Tues., Jan 22 at 6:30 p.m.
      • Learn about thrust, lag, propulsion, gravity and air pressure and then make a paper rocket with a plastic soda bottle launcher.
    3. Snow Science at Miami Township Branch, Sat., Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m.
      • Kids will learn about snow and arctic animals and do some fun cold-weather science experiments.
    4. STEAM Club: Weather Experiments at the Union Township Branch, Sat., Jan. 26 at 10:00 a.m.
      • Kids will learn about weather systems and meteorology with the Clermont County Park District and have the opportunity to do hands-on experiments.

 

  1. Use Hoopla Digital to help your child find STEAM themed eBooks, movies, TV shows, etc. Hoopla has one of the largest and most diverse collections of STEAM education content. Some of the great resources you will find here include a Disney themed coding series for younger kids and the Looking Forward series for older kids and adults that explore topics such as Health Tech and Clean Energy.

 

  1. Use one of the library’s STEAM related databases.
    1. Kids Infobits: A great resource for young children that include books, pictures, magazines, and news articles covering topics such as science, health, animals, technology and art.
    2. Science in Context: Provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics
    3. World Book Online Reference Center: Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia with special sections for early learners, kids and students.  These sections include activities, games, videos, science projects and more.

 

  1. Stop by any of the Library’s 10 locations and ask one of the staff to help you find STEAM related non-fiction books, fiction books, picture books, DVDs and more.

Conclusion

The library has a variety of resources related to STEAM both in our libraries and online.

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