A Growing STEM

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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 but is increasing the emphasis on STEM to meet the needs of area students and to support the goals of local and statewide education initiatives.

Superhero Shield

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Age Group: 
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Superhero Build Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
Age Group: 
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Superhero Shield

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Age Group: 
We recognize the Flash by the lightning bolt on his chest and Superman by his "S" superhero symbol. What symbol will identify your superhero? Design your own superhero symbol and then use LEGO® mosaic bricks to transfer your design into a masterpiece! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Superhero Build Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Age Group: 
Calling all LEGO® fans! Batman needs your help to build a model of Gotham City and he has one special request: we need to engineer and build a new Superhero Watch Tower to put in the center of the city. Take the Superhero Tower Challenge and see if your skyscraper measures up! Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Monday Playgroup at the Library! (ages 0-3)

Date: 
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy an hour and a half of independent play during which you and your child can socialize with other parents, caregivers and children! The library will provide the space and a variety of educational toys to explore and share! For ages 0-3.

The Engineering of Roller Coasters at Adventure Park USA

Date: 
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road New Market MD 21774 301-865-6800 adventureparkusa.com

Join the the engineering experts at Adventure Park USA for a wild ride exploring the way that roller coasters are designed. This free program will be fun for the whole family. Attendees will receive a discount for use in the park. Registration Required.

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