Celebrate Water at Your Library this Earth Science Week and Beyond!

2021-10-11T12:09:56-06:00

Earth Science Week (October 10th-16th, 2021) is upon us, and this year communities have the chance to celebrate Earth's most precious resource with the theme, "Water Today and for the Future." Libraries are great places for communities to explore this important topic now and in advance of the 2022 CSLP summer reading theme, “Oceans of Possibilities.” We hope that this blog can provide some resources and strategies for you! The STAR Library Network has recently partnered with several outstanding organizations on We Are Water, a project that works with libraries throughout the Four Corners region to explore and share stories about water within [...]

Celebrate Water at Your Library this Earth Science Week and Beyond!2021-10-11T12:09:56-06:00

Planning a JWST Launch Event? Check out the Look Up! Explore Our Universe STEAM Activity Toolkit!

2021-10-04T16:36:09-06:00

The James Webb Space Telescope is launching in just a matter of weeks, on December 18, 2021. This launch is a great opportunity for you to engage your patrons with an exciting new NASA science mission! To help you put together programming for this once-in-a-event, has put together a digital STEAM Activity Toolkit as part of the NASA@ My Library Look Up! Explore Our Universe campaign containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to the science behind NASA’s new space telescope mission. Each activity has been selected to be low-cost, adaptable, and fun for you and your patrons! This digital toolkit includes [...]

Planning a JWST Launch Event? Check out the Look Up! Explore Our Universe STEAM Activity Toolkit!2021-10-04T16:36:09-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Life Cycle of a Massive Star 

2021-11-08T12:20:42-07:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Life Cycle of a Massive Star. Explore the life cycle of stars with your patrons! Provide this craft as a library program, Take & Make activity, or send patrons home with a life cycle bookmark. Don't have access to plastic pony beads? Make your own paper beads with an alternate version of the activity here. Time to complete: 20-40 minutes Ages: 5 years and up Shopping and Preparation List Total Cost:  $1-5 and printing   Fundamental Space Science [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Life Cycle of a Massive Star 2021-11-08T12:20:42-07:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Mission to Space Board Game 

2021-11-10T11:28:57-07:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Mission to Space Board Game.  Patrons play a board game in which they represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space. Assemble the pieces of this tabletop board game to use in library or outreach programs. It includes instructions in English and in Spanish.  Time to complete: 40 minutes to 1 hour  Ages: 4 years and up  Shopping and Preparation List Total Cost: Cost of printing cards and board Fundamental Space Science Concepts – How Mission [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Mission to Space Board Game 2021-11-10T11:28:57-07:00
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