STEM Week: Vision and Illusions
This week's theme is vision and illusions! The four activities to go along with it are Bird in a Cage, Hole in your Hand, Rotating Cube, and Creating Sun-catchers.
All activities can be found in the Children's Gallery from 8/18 to 8/22.
The first activity is Bird in a Cage which is an example of an optical illusion! This fun activity involves a string and a paper bird. Come see if you can get your bird in the cage!
The second activity is called Hole in your Hand, where you roll up a piece of paper and create a hole in your hand! This safe and cool activity is another example of an optical illusion.
Rotating Cube is the third activity! This awesome activity allows you to construct a 3D cube and watch it move around, using visionary science!
And, in honor of our last week of Summer STEM, we have a fourth activity called Creating Sun-catchers! We will be painting on carousel related images and once they dry, we'll watch them catch the sunlight in the open windows.
We hope you will join us for the last week of summer STEM and come experience visionary tricks with us!
STEM Week: Amusement Rides
Our STEM theme this week is Amusement Rides!
The three activities this week are Pendulum Swing, Wheel and Axle Car Ride, Cotton Ball Slingshot Ride.
All activities can be located in the Children's Gallery from 8/11 to 8/15.
The first activity, Pendulum Swing, is playing around with a pendulum! This fun activity teaches balance, equilibrium, gravity, and momentum, which are all major parts in operating a carousel.
The second activity is Wheel and Axle Car Ride, where you can decorate and construct your own car, just like the ones in Kiddie Land! This activity also shows you how a wheel and axle works, which is a very important part of operating a carrousel.
The third activity is called Cotton Ball Slingshot Ride, where you get to launch cotton balls as high up into the air as you can!
We hope to see you this week to have fun with us and learn about Amusement Rides and how they relate to carrousels and STEM!
I hope you were able to join us for this month's storytime! I really like The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee and Illustrated by Jacob Souva. I have big feelings and this book reminds me big feelings are a good thing! Do you sometimes get big feelings?
For this month's craft we are making Emotion Monsters! It helps me when I can name and describe my feelings, so these Emotion Monsters are a great way for me to talk about my feelings.
What you need:
1. Choose an emotion for your Emotion Monster! (Happy, sad, scared, mad, worried, ect)
2. Color your plate.
4. Tape your arms and legs to the back of the plate.
5. Use the other pieces of paper to make eyes, eyebrows, hair, nose, mouth, tears, cheeks, and whatever else your Emotion Monster needs!
6. Tape your face pieces onto your plate
7. Enjoy your Emotion Monster!
STEM Week: Coding
This week's STEM theme is Coding! Our activities are Spheros, Follow the Leader, and Binary Bracelets!
All activities can be found in the Children's Gallery this week, 8/4 to 8/8.
The first activity, Spheros, is an Ipad game where you can control a robot ball using coding and sequencing methods! This fun activity is super awesome to learn about coding and technology.
The second activity is Follow the Leader, which is a simple game of following directions to reach a goal! However, it gets tricky if the directions aren't in the right order. Come and figure out the best way to reach the goal!
The third activity is called Binary Bracelets, where you can use binary coding to create your own cool bracelet!
We hope to see you this week to learn more about coding, which is a big part of operating the carrousels and band organs here!
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