Youth Practice Innovation With Free STEAM Grab & Go Kits

Nov. 6, 2020
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Communications and Public Affairs

Happy #NationalSTEM/STEAMDay! As the Community of Innovation, the City of Chandler is always looking for new opportunities to inspire youth with programs committed to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). At Chandler Public Library, STEAM & STEAM Jr. Grab & Go Activity Kits offer safe, at-home learning while inspiring youth with fresh activities throughout the month. 

New STEAM Grab & Go Activity Kits (appropriate for ages 6-12) are available at all four Library locations on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. New STEAM Jr. kits (appropriate for up to age 5), are available on the first and third Fridays of the month. The kits are free and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Examples of STEAM Kits at CPL

Topics featured in the kits change biweekly and always include an activity related to one or more areas of the STEAM curriculum. Some examples of kits created by the Library include: 

  • Binary Bracelets: Spell out your name in binary code using beads.

  • Paper Roller Coasters: Test and create your own paper roller coaster. 

  • CD Balloon Hovercrafts: Make your own balloon hovercraft

  • Butterfly Adventure: Highlight and explore the life cycle of butterflies 

  • Clay Molding: Watch an educational video and mold holiday ornaments using different types of clay and materials

  • Catapults: Explore motion and the science of catapults by recycling and using everyday objects at home for experiments

  • Birdwatching: Learn to birdwatch at home through hands-on activities 

  • Bubble Wands: Perform experiments while learning the science of bubbles

  • Human Body: Begin to explore the wonder of the human body

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Stay in the Loop with Chandler Public Library

Availability of kits and current topics offered change often; contact your Chandler Library for information on current offerings and to plan your pick-up. More information about STEAM Grab & Go Activity Kits and schedules can be found on the Chandler Public Library events calendar