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Cool Solar System News for May 23, 2014

Last week there was a cool story about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The hits kept coming this week. 1) NASA has teamed-up with Slooh to help citizen scientists hunt for asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. http://goo.gl/LKzPWI 2) NASA released a “global selfie” image of […]

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Guest Blog “Weather Safety Tips from the Young Meteorologist Program” Post 2

Submitted by Christian Garcia, http://www.youngmeteorologist.org/ Severe weather can threaten individuals all over the world at any time and can cause millions of dollars worth of damage, and that is why it is a great idea to prepare children for all types of severe weather.  Here in the United […]

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Guest Blog: “Science Kits for Public Libraries” Part 1

Submitted by John Zulaski “Science Kits for Public Libraries” project provides support to public libraries to purchase materials for the creation of a circulating collection of science kits that provide age-appropriate activities for students in grades K-12, including all the elements needed to carry out a science […]

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Guest Blog: Young Meteorologist Program Perspective

Submitted by Chris Garcia, Young Meteorologist Program, Junior at the University of Arkansas The Young Meteorologist Program - also known as “YMP” is a free online computer game that educates and empowers children in grades K-8 about severe weather science, weather confidence and safety. The project was produced by […]

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Guest Blog: Science Rocks in Texas!

Guest Blog: Science Rocks in Texas!

Submitted by Kim Lehman, CTLS, Inc. Science Rocks! is a fun filled child-focused program designed to take STEM programming into public libraries in Texas.  Emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education for our children are national and state priorities.  Since Texas educates one in every eleven children […]

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Guest Blog: Science Fair Renaissance

By: Casey Rentz, Associate Communications Director of Informed by Nature Science Fair Renaissance Growing up in the 80s and 90s, the science fair was mostly kitsch, not much science. Balloon cars, bean sprouts, and volcanoes–there were basically 5 experiments that everyone did, straight from the black and […]

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Inspiring Kids with Their Own Potential to be Engineers

      We’re facing enormous challenges in the 21st century—such as climate change, the need for sustainable sources of energy, and providing access to clean water. Solving these challenges will require, at least in part, engineering solutions. (See the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st […]

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Guest Blog: Why Evaluate Your Library Programming?

Guest Blog: Why Evaluate Your Library Programming?

By: Ginger Fitzhugh, Senior Associate at Evaluation & Research Associates My name is Ginger Fitzhugh and I am a Senior Associate with Evaluation & Research Associates. We are an evaluation firm in Lynnwood, WA that specializes in evaluating projects that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) […]

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Guest Blog: How to Start a LEGO® Club in Your Library

By Amy Koester, Children’s Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District LEGO® Club has long been a hit at my branch library in Missouri, and I attribute much of the program’s success to its simplicity. LEGO Club is built on finite materials with infinite potential. Libraries need to buy […]

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Guest Blog: American Library Association helping bring STEM to libraries

Courtesy of Susan Brandehoff, Public Programs Office, The American Library Association The American Library Association Public Programs Office (PPO) is committed to bringing the best and the most up-to-date information about STEM opportunities and resources for programming to librarians who are interested in presenting STEM programs.  Libraries […]

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