STEAM Activities

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Go Fly a Kite – May STEAM Club

Explore the forces that keep a kite in the air with just a simple sled kite! This is our final STEAM Club program of the school year, and one that can be done on your own on the next sunny, breezy day. Maybe to celebrate the end of the school year?

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Vertical Gardens – Video Tutorial

West Lafayette Public Library is excited to welcome the students of West Lafayette Climate! In March’s STEAM Club we will learn how to turn plastic bottles into a small-space vertical garden. Also find out about local work being done by youth and teens that focuses on responding to climate change.

View written instructions for this tutorial.

Your family might enjoy these books available through Evergreen Indiana:
Garden art : fun experiments to learn, grow, harvest, make, and play by Renata Brown
Gardening Projects for Kids by Whitney Cohen
Grow a Living Wall by Shawna Coronado
Small Space Vegetable Gardens by Andrea Bellamy


STEAM Kits

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We are so excited to offer kits that help you explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. These kits are fun for all ages!

Find kit check-out cards (similar to our New DVD system) in a binder near the games and puzzles on our first floor. Simply bring a card to the circulation desk to check out your kit.

Click on a picture below to go to the item record in Evergreen Indiana where you can see availability or place a hold. You can also view all kit records.

Use Guidelines:
– Kits can be checked out for seven days and renewed once.
– A maximum of two kits can be checked out by a household at a time.
– Fees will be assessed for damaged or lost kits. Maximum damaged/missing item amounts are listed on the check-out card.

Learn about architecture and exercise spatial thinking and fine motor skills when you try these structural challenges.

Design, build, and evaluate your own rubber band roadsters!

Learn about gravity, energy, friction and more as you experiment with forces & learn how they affect motion!

Create your own instruments and electronic music using the littleBits Synth kit.

Explore magnetism with bar magnets, compasses, electromagnets, and more!

micro:bit lets you learn entry level electric circuitry and programming skills through several guided activities.

A beginner microscope and 55 slides

Use a ray box, mirrors, and guided activity cards to learn how light can be bent, bounced, combined, and separated!

Learn programming and complete hands-on challenges with this fun robotic ball – currently unavailable.

Use this simple engineering toy to create structures, shapes, moving objects, and more.

This introductory kit offers simple projects to learn about electricity and circuits.

Use snap circuits to learn about electricity and circuits with slightly more difficult projects and more pieces.

This Snap Circuit mini-kit is meant for those who are ready to explore and includes more complicated projects.

Learn how to make stop motion videos with StikBot Studio! Pose the figures and use the green screen options to put your figures anywhere in this world and beyond.

Keep watching this space for more kits!

Thank you to the Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center for funding to enhance this collection. Learn more about IN-MaC.