Our guest today is Kelsey Bates, a Youth Services Librarian in Fort Myers Florida. She shared a program series on STEAM that had kids really excited.
How Do You Burp in Space? : and Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know by Susan Goodman. Discuss why you would never want to burp in space (spoiler, without gravity it’s just puking).
- those specifications.
- Make paper rockets – using paper and straws, the kids created paper rockets that they could launch.
- without this station because the most effort on the kids’ parts went into for what was very little payoff.
War to the castles of the Middle Ages.
talk: books in our collection about castles and sieges.
popsicle sticks with bottle caps on the end to hold the pom-poms.
is very few interesting educational videos for children about castles for some reason. The kids did find the Discovery video very engaging though and really loved creating their own (much safer) version of a catapult.
ing art using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It was also my most expensive program in the series, using the previous 3 programs’ budgets of $10 plus its own for a total of $40. Also, although I did not book talk any books, I pointed out after each station that there was an entire display of art books to check out.
storytime garden (a rare occurrence for our programs) and created exploding rocket art. Using film canisters, paint water and seltzer tabs, the kids popped in a tablet, closed the lid tight and turned it upside down so that when it exploded, it would leave splattered paint behind on the canvas. This was a huge success, even when the rockets didn’t launch.
who created a water pipeline that was a few feet long.
math minded, by having the children spend half of the program creating their own game boards.
, I sped it up but overall the kids did an amazing job at waiting their turn and staying engaged.