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.

The Engineering of Roller Coasters at Adventure Park USA

Date: 
Monday, June 22, 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: 
Wednesday, June 24, 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.

Take the Lego Robotic Challenge

Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry Level I

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Age Group: 
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering second and third grades.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 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.

Science Tellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom. Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up

Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom. Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up.

GSK Science in the Summer™: Chemistry Level II

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
GSK Science in the Summer™ will introduce students to Chemistry through interesting investigations that will allow them to explore physical and chemical changes, learn about "matter," make crystals, and determine if liquids are acids, bases, or neutrals. The four-hour program is held over two days. This is a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to 15 students entering fourth through sixth grades.

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