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

Rescheduled - Just Design It: STEM design

Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Update: This program series will begin 9/30 instead of 9/23. Plan to attend 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14 and register by selecting the 9/30 date.

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.

STEM Squad

Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Age Group: 
Come learn about the STEM Lab's drone! In this program series, children will learn how drones work, fly the drone, and make a short video using the drone. It is strongly encouraged that children attend all three sessions--Sept 17, Oct 22, Nov 19. Ages 10-13. Registration required.

Just Design It: STEM design

Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Update: This program series will begin 9/30 instead of 9/23. Plan to attend 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14.

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, October 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Update: This program series will begin 9/30 instead of 9/23. Plan to attend 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14.

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.

*October* STEM Club for 3-5 year olds

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Join us for our fun STEM Club. In this club we will explore the STEM concept, making creative, innovative projects based around various fun STEM-related challenges. *3-5 years old*

Just Design It: STEM design

Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Update: This program series will begin 9/30 instead of 9/23. Plan to attend 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14.

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.

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