Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities

In September

Our STEAM take n’ go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube craft.

They will be handed out as long as supplies last, so don’t miss them!

Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

Summer STEM – DIY DNA

Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

Grab Lab – Ariel’s Periscope

Periscopes use mirrors to relay light and let you see around corners. Here's how to build your own! You will need: a pool noodle duct tape two 2 inch round mirrors a protractor (optional) scissors a piece of paper a marker If you signed up for a Grab Lab and need some...

Grab Lab – Hickory Dickory Water Clock

Water clocks have been used for centuries to tell time. Build your own using cardboard and cups! This week you will need: a long piece of cardboard 3 disposable cups 2 push pins a glass of water (not provided) a marker (not provided) a timer (not provided) Once you've...

Sign up Grab Labs

  UPDATE: These kits have all been taken, but you can still watch the instructional videos to follow along with your own supplies!In place of our in-person STEM activities, we are offering these grab labs for kids ages 6-11. There are 29 kits available, so be...

Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

Learn about Newton's 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult. You will need antacid tablets and a film canister. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly: 2. Add a tsp of...

Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes! You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure.  Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom...

Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

Film Canister Rocket

Week 4 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Watch the Instruction VideoWatch the Slow Motion Video

Learn about Newton’s 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult.

You will need antacid tablets and a film canister.

  1. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly:

    2. Add a tsp of water. Put the lid on tightly and put the canister cap side down on the ground.

    3. STEP BACK AT LEAST SIX FEET.

    4. About ten seconds later, the film canister will launch! If it does not launch, wait 30+ seconds before examining. Usually the cap is not on tight enough.

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

    Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

    Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

    Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

    Summer STEM – DIY DNA

    Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

    Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

    Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

    Grab Lab – Ariel’s Periscope

    Periscopes use mirrors to relay light and let you see around corners. Here's how to build your own! You will need: a pool noodle duct tape two 2 inch round mirrors a protractor (optional) scissors a piece of paper a marker If you signed up for a Grab Lab and need some...

    Grab Lab – Hickory Dickory Water Clock

    Water clocks have been used for centuries to tell time. Build your own using cardboard and cups! This week you will need: a long piece of cardboard 3 disposable cups 2 push pins a glass of water (not provided) a marker (not provided) a timer (not provided) Once you've...

    Sign up Grab Labs

      UPDATE: These kits have all been taken, but you can still watch the instructional videos to follow along with your own supplies!In place of our in-person STEM activities, we are offering these grab labs for kids ages 6-11. There are 29 kits available, so be...

    Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

    Learn about Newton's 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult. You will need antacid tablets and a film canister. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly: 2. Add a tsp of...

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes! You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure.  Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom...

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Parachute Knight

    Week 3 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Instruction Video

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes!

    You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure. 

    1. Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag.
    2. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom corners in so they’re inside the bag.
    3. Tie an end of the string to each bottom corner of the bag.
    4. Pull the next string through the straw. Tie the ends to the knight.

     

     

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

    Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

    Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

    Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

    Summer STEM – DIY DNA

    Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

    Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

    Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

    Grab Lab – Ariel’s Periscope

    Periscopes use mirrors to relay light and let you see around corners. Here's how to build your own! You will need: a pool noodle duct tape two 2 inch round mirrors a protractor (optional) scissors a piece of paper a marker If you signed up for a Grab Lab and need some...

    Grab Lab – Hickory Dickory Water Clock

    Water clocks have been used for centuries to tell time. Build your own using cardboard and cups! This week you will need: a long piece of cardboard 3 disposable cups 2 push pins a glass of water (not provided) a marker (not provided) a timer (not provided) Once you've...

    Sign up Grab Labs

      UPDATE: These kits have all been taken, but you can still watch the instructional videos to follow along with your own supplies!In place of our in-person STEM activities, we are offering these grab labs for kids ages 6-11. There are 29 kits available, so be...

    Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

    Learn about Newton's 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult. You will need antacid tablets and a film canister. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly: 2. Add a tsp of...

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes! You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure.  Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom...

    Summer STEM – Coded Messages

    Summer STEM – Coded Messages

    Coded Messages

    Week 2 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Video Instructions

    Encode hidden messages with a crayon and water color paint!

    • Use the white crayon to write out your message on a blank piece of paper.
    • To reveal your message, paint over it with watercolors.

    Pro tip: Encode your message before writing it in white to add another layer. Try a Caesar Cipher.

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

    Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

    Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

    Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

    Summer STEM – DIY DNA

    Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

    Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

    Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

    Grab Lab – Ariel’s Periscope

    Periscopes use mirrors to relay light and let you see around corners. Here's how to build your own! You will need: a pool noodle duct tape two 2 inch round mirrors a protractor (optional) scissors a piece of paper a marker If you signed up for a Grab Lab and need some...

    Grab Lab – Hickory Dickory Water Clock

    Water clocks have been used for centuries to tell time. Build your own using cardboard and cups! This week you will need: a long piece of cardboard 3 disposable cups 2 push pins a glass of water (not provided) a marker (not provided) a timer (not provided) Once you've...

    Sign up Grab Labs

      UPDATE: These kits have all been taken, but you can still watch the instructional videos to follow along with your own supplies!In place of our in-person STEM activities, we are offering these grab labs for kids ages 6-11. There are 29 kits available, so be...

    Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

    Learn about Newton's 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult. You will need antacid tablets and a film canister. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly: 2. Add a tsp of...

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes! You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure.  Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom...

    Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens

    Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens

    Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens


    This summer, we’ll be doing video crafting focusing on STEM activities. Our Kids’ Corner and Tween Scene web pages will have links to videos with the instructions and demonstrations for each craft activity.

    You can come by and pick up a Grab-n-Go craft bag with all supplies needed for the activity. These bags will be available on the first Monday of each week. We only have a limited number of these, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! We’ve included the lists of supplies for each craft in case you don’t get one of the Grab-n-Go bags. That way, you may use your own supplies and follow along with our videos.

    Themes and Crafts for June:

    • June 16  Dragons- Charm the Dragon (Dragon Snake Charmer)
      • tissue paper
      • ball-point pen
      • wool
      • aluminum foil sheet
    • June 22  Royalty- Communicate with the princess in the Tower (Secret Codes)
      • white crayon
      • water color paint
    • June 29  Jack and the Beanstalk- Need a way down (Ziploc bag parachute)
      • ziploc bag
      • yarn or string
      • knight toy
      • big straw

    Themes and Crafts for July:

    • July 6  Three Little Pigs- Scare the wolf (film canister rocket)
      • plastic film canister
      • antacid tablet
    • July 13  Goldilocks- Who dunnit? (DIY DNA)
      • licorice twists
      • 4 colors of jellybeans
      • a handful of toothpicks
    • July 20  Cave of Wonders- Wishes in the lights (bubble lamp in a bag)
      • Ziploc bag
      • antacid tablet
      • water
      • oil
      • UV light
      • highlighter
      • paper towel

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

    Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

    Charm the Dragon

    Week 1 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Instruction Video

    Experiment with static electricity and charm a tissue paper dragon!

    • Place your tissue paper over your dragon template. Trace the lines and cut out your dragon.

    • Place your dragon on the sheet of tin foil. Bend the head slightly towards you.

    • Rub your pen against the wool for at LEAST a minute.

    • Hold the pen near the head of your dragon and wave it. The head will rise to meet the pen.

    • Experiment with other ways you can build a static charge. Will a balloon work better?

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM – Holoprojector

    Kid and Tween STEAM HoloprojectorMake simple holographic screen projectors using transparency film and a phone, tablet, or laptop. Things you will need include: transparency film permanent marker scissors transparent tape phone/tablet/laptop Hologram videos

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

    Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities In September Our STEAM take n' go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube...

    Summer STEM – Cave of Wonders Wishes in the Light – Lava Lamps

    Travel to the Cave of Wonders and make a wish in the lights with this lava lamp! This is a bubble lamp in a bag. Things you will need include: ziploc bag antacid tablet water oil UV light highlighter paper towel Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of...

    Summer STEM – DIY DNA

    Solve who broke into the Bears' house and ate their porridge by making this tasty DNA strand. There are four types of chemical bases in DNA. They always form the same pairs. Adenine (A) always pairs with Thymine (T), and Cytosine (C) always pairs with Guanine (G)...

    Grab Lab – Hansel and Gretel’s Compass

    Always find north with this simple compass! Make sure you have an adult help you for this craft. You will need: a bar magnet a large bowl a smaller bowl (needs to fit the magnet on the bottom) a piece of cardboard or paper that fits over the small bowl tape a marker...

    Grab Lab – Ariel’s Periscope

    Periscopes use mirrors to relay light and let you see around corners. Here's how to build your own! You will need: a pool noodle duct tape two 2 inch round mirrors a protractor (optional) scissors a piece of paper a marker If you signed up for a Grab Lab and need some...

    Grab Lab – Hickory Dickory Water Clock

    Water clocks have been used for centuries to tell time. Build your own using cardboard and cups! This week you will need: a long piece of cardboard 3 disposable cups 2 push pins a glass of water (not provided) a marker (not provided) a timer (not provided) Once you've...

    Sign up Grab Labs

      UPDATE: These kits have all been taken, but you can still watch the instructional videos to follow along with your own supplies!In place of our in-person STEM activities, we are offering these grab labs for kids ages 6-11. There are 29 kits available, so be...

    Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

    Learn about Newton's 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult. You will need antacid tablets and a film canister. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly: 2. Add a tsp of...

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes! You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure.  Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom...

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