TAG: STEM

Talking about preschool STEM

Posted in Parents and Teachers on November 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_stem1 By Gwendolyn Haley STEM is a hot topic right now. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are the fastest growing sector of the economy, and businesses in Washington state are among the leading employers in these fields. As a parent, I want to make sure that my daughters are aware of all the opportunities […]

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Back to Homeschool Resources

Posted in News on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_backtohomeschoolresources   The Library District has free resources that help homeschooling parents develop lessons that match their children’s unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In this homeschooling resource discussion, we will review helpful online resources, share library information and digital apps, and answer questions and help parents fin […]

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Kids Fall Programs 2016

Posted in News on September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsFall2016 This fall at the Library District brings fun STEM activities, seasonal crafts, and more for kids of all ages. We have creative inventions with the Makey Makey invention kits, web coding with Code Studio, gingerbread house building, Frozen sing-a-long fun, and more. Some activities are age specific and include Lego Mindstorm Robots and Minecraft Dro […]

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STEM Play & Learn Storytimes

Posted in News on August 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_STEMPlayAndLearnStorytime STEM Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children while learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Each of these STEM areas include basic skills that preschoolers (ages 3–5) need for a ready-to-learn start to kindergarten. STEM kits may be available to check out after storytime. Come an […]

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Lego clubs

Posted in kids on August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. SEP 2016–May 2017 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Every Wednesday 3–4pm ARGONNE Every Saturday 1–3pm CHENE […]

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Egg–cellent Engineering

Posted in News on April 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Egg-cellentEngineering Egg Drop Here’s the challenge: can you engineer a carrier that will keep an egg safe in a 4-foot drop? The library provides the materials, the Spokane Falls Community College Engineering Club provides the expertise, and YOU save an egg from going the way of Humpty Dumpty. For kids grades 4 and up. Saturday, Apr […]

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It’s electriFYING!

Posted in News on October 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

FallEnergy_feature How does electricity really work? Let’s explore with Snap Circuits! Together we’ll build things that chime, light up, and spin. Hear from Avista electrical engineers about their fascinating jobs as they join in the circuit-building fun. For kids ages 8–14. Space is limited. Airway Heights | Saturday, Nov 21, 2–3:30pm Argonne | Thursday, Dec […]

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Pluto: The little dwarf planet that could

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pluto By David Wyatt Nerd that I am, anytime NASA, SpaceX, Planetary Resources, or any other space exploration organization makes it into the news I am glued to my news feed. The New Horizons mission to Pluto is no exception, and it has been an active year for our favorite little ex-planet. Launched almost a decade ago, […]

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Astronomy for Everyone: Exploring the size and scale of the universe

Posted in News on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Astronomy Who better to star gaze with than a NASA astronomer? Award-winning astronomer and NASA consultant Kevin Manning shares his passion for outer space. Discover more about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and visuals. Evening presentations followed by outdoor stargazing (weathe […]

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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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