A Growing STEM

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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 but is increasing the emphasis on STEM to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

Monday Playgroup at the Library! (ages 0-3)

Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy an hour and a half of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

The Engineering of Roller Coasters at Adventure Park USA

Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road Monrovia MD 21770 301-865-6800 x103 www.adventureparkusa.com

Join the engineering experts at Adventure Park USA for a wild ride exploring the way that roller coasters are designed. This free program will be fun for the whole family. Attendees will receive a discount for use in the park. No Registration Required!

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Think with BINK: A Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program for Kids (Grades 1-5)

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Hearts among the Stars

How does your heart work? What happens to your heart and your circulatory system when you go to space? Learn about the ways that astronauts’ hearts work while their “hearts are among the stars” in this exciting presentation by Dr. Tiziana Cavinato, Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Professions Advisor at Hood College.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

National Aquarium: Marshland Mystery

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am
What animals can you find in the marsh, and what is happening to them? Investigate the animals of a marsh - how they live, and the challenges they face - with staff from the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Registration required - space is limited.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

National Aquarium: Marshland Mystery

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
What animals can you find in the marsh, and what is happening to them? Investigate the animals of a marsh, how do they live, and the challenges they face. This program is for 1st - 6th grade. Registration required - space is limited.

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