Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

Books & Blocks

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Building towers was the focus of this week’s Books & Blocks program. We retold the fairy tale of Rapunzel, looked at Paul Zelinksky’s amazing illustrations, and then got busy building with wooden blocks, legos, and cardboard bricks.

 

Drip, Drip, SPLASH: Books and Activities about the Water Cycle

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Was that glass of water you are drinking once a slurp for a thirsty dinosaur? Did that water once course down the side of a mountain in a river of rocky mud? Maybe it was swallowed up inside a great white shark or a refreshing drink for Abraham Lincoln – you never know, because water gets around!

It is called the water cycle and it is definitely wet and wild.

To learn more about the surprising history of your H2O, check this out:

So how exactly does water get around so much? It cycles. Here are some fun books and engaging activities to help you explore…

Read about it!

Watch it!

Check out Bill Nye the Science Guy make a cloud in captivity! Find more Bill Nye fun in our catalog.

Do it!

Take a cue from the educational blog, Corkboard Connections, and make your own mini version of the water cycle.

For a coloring page version of the water cycle, visit the EPA’s raindrop spokesperson Thirstin’s coloring page.

Does your little one love science stories and experiments? Is she naturally curious or does he constantly ask you WHY? Then you should enjoy our newest story time offering, STEM Story Time. In this new program, kids aged 3-6 and their parents will explore Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematical ideas through picture books and related activities. Register here.