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 Hiro and Baymax hang out at my library

By |May 31st, 2015|Categories: Elementary Aged, Middle School Aged, Science, STEM, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

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, 3D design, game design and more.  But what

By |May 18th, 2015|Categories: STEM, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 to spend some time observing them with your

Seven days of STEM: A week’s worth of Environmental Ed: Day 4. Trees, please!

  Trees. I grew up climbing them, reading in and under them, swinging on ropes hung from them, even planting them. Not everyone is so lucky. Even if your library does not include green space and trees, there are fun and interesting ways to share trees with your younger patrons.     As always, I start

Spotlight on the GLOBE Program

    The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the

NanoDays at the Library

    NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally in late March and early April. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. At the nanoscale—the scale of

A Librarian Interpreting Science on the Exhibit Floor of the Museum of Science in Boston

In November 2014, I was the only non-museum member selected to participate in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network’s "Sharing  Science Workshop &  Practicum" at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA.  In this program, I joined Harvard and MIT graduates students along with five museum educators for a day-long immersion in the "Sharing Science Workshop

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Informal Learning, Science, STEM|0 Comments
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