STEM Lab

Stem Lab.
Cutting the ribbon on the Stem Lab
Cutting the ribbon on the Stem Lab

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math- and the STEM approach to teaching and learning has been a hot topic in education circles for a number of years. Integrating the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and math begins as early as preschool, launching students on a pathway of learning that focuses on logical reasoning, critical thinking, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st-century global workforce.

FCPL already supports STEM through our collections and programs and is pleased to announce the opening of the STEM Lab at C. Burr Artz Public Library to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

STEM Lab Hours

Thursdays from 11am to Noon and 3:30-5pm EST
Saturdays: 2-3pm EST
Ages: Preschool through 18, those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Stem Lab capacity is Fifteen (15) users on a first come, first served basis. Users may explore the lab for 30 minutes at a time.
Lab equipment may vary from week to week.

STEM Lab Features

  • Programs presented by Library Staff
  • 3D Printer
  • Snap Circuits including rover
  • R2D2 remote control gadget
  • iPad minis with apps
  • Microscopes
  • Drone
  • LEGO® Mindstorms
  • Goldieblox
  • Robotic Dinosaur
  • Plasma ball
  • 3Doodler 3d pen

The STEM Lab is generously underwritten by organizations including:

NCLF (National Center for Families Learning )AAA LogoKinderCare Learning Centers LogoFrederick County Public Libraries Logo

Upcoming STEM Events at C. Burr Artz

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

STEM Curiosity Academy (for children entering Kindergarten Fall 2015)

Date: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Children entering Kindergarten in fall 2015 are invited to apply for the library’s very own STEM Curiosity Academy! Race balloons, learn about circuits, build structures, make “flubber,” and much more in this exciting 10-day series.

Registration required. To apply, click here. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

Think with BINK: A Fort Detrick Alliance STEM Program for Kids (grades 1-5)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
A visiting scientist from the Fort Detrick Alliance will teach us all about STEM each month!

January theme: Engineering Materials and Sample Testing
How are common construction materials are used and tested? How does concrete work? How does it compare with wood or steel? Explore engineering materials and learn the answers in this hands-on session with engineer Tom Taylor!

February theme: Money Matters: Teach Children to Save Program

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