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.

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

Date: 
Monday, July 20, 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, July 20, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Program takes place at Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road Monrovia MD 21770 301-865-6800 x103 www.adventureparkusa.com

Join 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. No Registration Required!

Weather Forecasting

Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Age Group: 
Are you a budding meteorologist? Join us for this three week program and learn about weather temperature changes, precipitation, wind direction, and barometric air pressure. Create your own rain gauge, anemometer and barometer and record all your data in your own weather journal. Registration required. MUST attend all three weeks. Ages 8-11

Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams

Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
In a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, ice sorceresses, and a powerful item known as the Horn of Fire, two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom

Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams." Best for ages 4 and up

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

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