SCHOOL AGE AND FAMILIES

Stop by the library throughout the month for your FREE STEAM TO GO Kit geared for students in grades 1-6 while supplies last.  April features a "Wearable Greenhouse".

 

APRIL: WEARABLE GREENHOUSE

Lean how seeds germinate by starting radish seeds in a wearable greenhouse!

Materials: 

  • 3-4 Radish Seeds

  • Small Plastic Bag

  • 1 Cotton Ball

  • Yarn or Tape

  • Water

Procedure:

  • Lightly dampen the cotton ball with water.

  • Place radish seeds onto the cotton ball and place into the bag.

  • Seal the bag.  Thread the yarn through the hole at the top and wear as a necklace.  OR Tape the packet to a sunny window.

  • Observe the seeds over the next week.  Once germination occurs, you may plant the seeds in soil so they can continue to grow.

What's Happening: 

Germination is the process of a plant emerging from a seed and beginning to grow.  Seeds need water, oxygen, and the right temperature to germinate.  The greenhouse you made creates the perfect combination of these!

Take It Further:

Set aside extra seeds and compare them to the ones in your greenhouse.  You may also attempt different growing conditions (example: place the seed in a cup of water or in a dark room) and compare.

 

MARCH: STOP THE POP!

We're celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday throughout the month and having fun with balloons!

Materials: 

  • Balloons

  • Wooden Skewers (at least 8" long)

  • Thick dish liquid or cooking oil

 

FEBRUARY: BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

Create a treat for the birds and join in this month's Citizen Science Fun!

We're VERY excited to be part of the Beaver County Library System's Backyard Bird Count!  Stop by the library for the materials needed to create TWO bird feeders.

Please visit http://www.beaverlibraries.org/backyardbirds.asp

for complete details.

Check out the Merlin Bird app to help you identify your feathered visitors: https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/


Show off your bird feeders and birds!  Submit photos to beaverlibrary@gmail.com to be added to our GALLERY.

 

JANUARY: FROSTY FUN!

Learn how frost is created and explore water in 3 states of matter.

Materials: 

  • STEAM Kit (includes: small plastic cup, rock salt, spoon)

  • Ice

  • Water

  • Paper Towel or Tray

Step by Step Instructions (PDF)

Show off your results!  Submit photos to beaverlibrary@gmail.com to be added to our GALLERY.

 

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