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.

Take the Lego Robotic Challenge

Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Age Group: 
Lego NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This is a STEM program geared toward children in 4th and 5th grades. Registration required. Limit 15 patrons.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 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.

Teen Coding Club

Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Want to design your own mobile app for Android? Learn how in this four-part program! Using the MIT App Inventor website, you'll learn all the steps in creating an Android app that you can then share with your friends and family.

Registration is required and extremely limited for this program series. Must be thirteen and up, in order to register for the App Inventor website. Homework may be assigned and participants must be able to attend all four programs. Refreshments will be served.

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