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.

Take the Lego Robotic Challenge!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Age Group: 
Lego NXT robots feature a friendly code that tweens can understand. Join members of the RoboRangers 4-H Club as they work in small groups with participants to program a robot to run a specific mission. This is a STEM program geared toward children in 4th and 5th grades. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
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, January 29, 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.

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

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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.

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

Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
A visiting scientist from the Fort Detrick Alliance will teach us all about STEM each month!

February theme: Money Matters: Teach Children to Save Program
Math is everywhere! Did you know that you can use math to help your money grow? Join Mary Barry from Frederick County Bank to learn about budgeting, saving, and how interest works to increase your bank account.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 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.

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

Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
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!

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
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, February 5, 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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