Full STEAM Fun Every Monday at Carpenter Library

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Young patrons at the Carpenter Library at 3309 S. Grand Blvd use straws and balloons to keep their eggs from breaking when they drop them from the second floor mezzanine during Full STEAM Fun's Great Egg Drop.

If science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics are spokes on the wheel of STEAM-centered learning, the axle they rotate around is creativity. Creatively solving problems with your hands strengthens your ability to understand the world and develop critical thinking skills. Carpenter Library located at 3309 S. Grand Blvd hosts its Full STEAM Fun program every Monday from 4 to 5:30 pm through the month of April. Each week kids can engage in their learning through a different STEAM-inspired activity and craft and take home their creation and the knowledge they gained to make it.

Read about all the upcoming Full STEAM Fun programs below, or visit our events page by clicking here to learn more details. Call Carpenter Library at 314-772-6586 for any questions. 

February 26th Paper Airplane Competition

Can your paper airplane fly the farthest? Can it stay in the air the longest? Can you hit your targets? Work as a team to win challenges in different categories with your planes!

March 5th Precision Catapulting

Get some hands-on experience with the engineering design process as you design your own catapult! Is it accurate enough to hit the bullseye on a target? Can it knock down a tower of cups? How far can it launch a marshmallow?

March 12th Design a Pop-Up Card

Did you know the oldest pop-up books are more than 700 years old? Since then people have used different materials and designs to create many unique effects. Learn about different techniques to make a fun and artistic pop-up card of your own!

March 19th Whatever Floats Your Boat

Use aluminum foil to make a variety of boats that can actually float in water! Which style will float best while holding the most pennies?

March 26th Energy Everywhere

Come learn about some of the many forms energy can take and ways to create energy. We will even build our own electrical circuits and learn about conductivity!

April 2nd Magnetic Slime

Make your own slime that you can stretch and squish – with a twist! We will make this slime with iron oxide power so that a magnet can make it move around. Show it off to your friends and family, and they’ll think it’s magic!

April 9th Electromagnetism

An iron nail, some copper wire, and a battery: that is all it takes to make an electromagnet! Try it out as we explore this special kind of magnet that you can turn on and off.

April 16th Scratch a Tale

Do you like watching cartoons? Have dreams of making your own? We will learn how to use Scratch, a website that lets you make your own stories, games, and animations. We will even try it out, animating a familiar folk tale!

April 23rd We All Scream for Ice Cream (but We’re Quiet in the Library)

Hold on, ice cream made with… science? That’s right! We will learn about the chemistry behind the making of everyone’s favorite frozen treat. We will make our own ice cream, and eat it too!

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