STEM Lab

Stem Lab.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math- and the STEM approach to teaching and learning has been a hot topic in education circles for a number of years. Integrating the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and math begins as early as preschool, launching students on a pathway of learning that focuses on logical reasoning, critical thinking, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st-century global workforce.

FCPL already supports STEM through our collections and programs and is pleased to announce the opening of the STEM Lab at C. Burr Artz Public Library to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

STEM Lab Hours

Open every thursday 3-5pm EST (More hours will be added in the fall, please check back later.)
Ages: Preschool through 18, those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Stem Lab capacity is Fifteen (15) users on a first come, first served basis. Users may explore the lab for 30 minutes at a time.
Lab equipment may vary from week to week.

STEM Lab Features

  • Programs presented by Library Staff
  • 3D Printer
  • Snap Circuits including rover
  • R2D2 remote control gadget
  • iPad minis with apps
  • Microscopes
  • Drone
  • LEGO® Mindstorms
  • Goldieblox
  • Robotic Dinosaur
  • Plasma ball
  • 3Doodler 3d pen

The STEM Lab is generously underwritten by organizations including:

NCLF (National Center for Families Learning )AAA LogoKinderCare Learning Centers LogoFrederick County Public Libraries Logo

Upcoming STEM Events at C. Burr Artz

Just Design It: STEM design

Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
What makes a good design? How do you create the next great idea or product? Come find out as we use the design process to create our own original products. We will ideate and sketch, build models and test them, and finally 3D print our final designs! Registrants must attend all three sessions. Ages 10-13.

Just Design It: STEM design

Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
What makes a good design? How do you create the next great idea or product? Come find out as we use the design process to create our own original products. We will ideate and sketch, build models and test them, and finally 3D print our final designs! Registrants must attend all three sessions. Ages 10-13.

Retro Technology Petting Zoo

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for this fun and educational retro technology petting zoo! Explore past technology through this hands-on petting zoo where you'll have the opportunity to experience retro, classic technology in all forms.

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