Science-Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries

Blog

How much do you know about these Incredible Creations!?!?!?!?

Have you ever wondered about the science behind the unbelievable life size LEGO brick creations at LEGOLAND? LEGOLAND has put together an infographic for all statistic and LEGOLAND enthusiasts that show the awesome creations LEGOLAND has to offer and I wanted to be sure to share it […]

Read more

Move Over iPads, Kindles in the Spotlight

  Over this past summer my department added a regular Gadget Lab to our Summer Reading Club programming.  I had the opportunity to offer Kindle Fire HDs and iPad Minis for my school-aged participants to learn to use and play with.  Initially the program was offered every […]

Read more

Pluto: New Horizons Event Update!

The Pluto flyby press kit should be published soon; in the meantime, the Mission Guide at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Participate/teach/Resources.php  and the information below should be useful to you as you field questions from your visitors and students and plan your Pluto events: NASA TV (also streamed on Internet) http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html#.VYM8GWCI3vo (Schedule […]

Read more

How Many Ways Can You Sprout a Seed?

  It’s half way through June, and every children’s librarian in a public library is well into the first half of a crazy marathon commonly called Summer Reading Club.  I know planning and preparation for the summer’s line-up of programs has been under way for months, but […]

Read more

Using Junk to Spark the Imagination

by Pete Cioppa, Director of Technology Integration, Fayetteville Free Library I have always had a fascination with the way things work.  When I was a kid, the coolest thing in the world to me was taking things apart.  So, in an effort to prolong my childhood as […]

Read more

Space Racers Space Fun

  If you work with kids and you like astronomy/space, you should check out the Spaceracers website.  The Spaceracers are something between birds, from which each takes a name, airplanes, and rockets.  There are currently 14 10-15 minute episodes of Spaceracer adventures on the website.  Some are […]

Read more

Superhero Science

With summer now officially underway, we have entered the season of superheroes. With all the different abilities that superheroes have, many lend themselves to STEAM projects you can do with children and teens. Here are a few ideas to get started with: Big Hero 6 Big Hero […]

Read more

Exciting Webinar Opportinuties!

Musuem Alliance Professional Development Conversation Date: Wednesday june 3, 2015 Time :12:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT) Call-in number: 1-888-323-4924 Passcode:8165555 Topic: NASA Aeronautics for Pre-K Overview: Aeronautics for Pre-K is a collection of six STEM learning modules based upon children’s books. These resources are most appropriate […]

Read more

House of STEM

By Michael Cimino, Technology Integration and Innovation Specialist, Fayetteville Free Library STEM and Maker programming can be found in so many library programs around the country, and the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is certainly no different. Kids from elementary school to high school can learn about coding, robotics, […]

Read more

Seven Days of STEM: A week’s worth of Environmental Ed: Day 5. Animal Adaptations.

After communing with the trees in the last lesson, why not look at some of the animals that inhabit them? Birds are fascinating creatures to most people, and offer an easily understood lesson in adaptations. If you have access to an outdoor area frequented by birds, try […]

Read more
STAR_Net is a production of the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation.