STEAM: S is for Science

02 Apr STEAM: S is for Science

This is the first of a series of blog posts on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These blog posts explain some of the unique ways that the La Porte County Public Library helps you learn all about STEAM one letter at a time.

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space said, “Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have a natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.”

At the library, we foster fun, curiosity, investigation, and give you the tools to find answers to your questions through the variety of science resources available for any age scientist. Whether your interest is in Earth science (such as geology or ecology), life sciences (botany, biology, and zoology), or if you’re interested in physical science (chemistry and physics), the library has something for you.

Here are some of what we offer for those who are interested in science:

  • STEAM Kits provide models, games, and experiments that promote STEAM skills. For the S in STEAM, we have kits to learn skills like anatomy, biology, and optics. The STEAM Kit: Human Body contains a 19” tall anatomical torso with 12 removable parts and the book Human Body!
  • Sharing Kits offer books, DVDs, and activities on a topic for kids to check out. With spring just around the corner, now’s a great time to borrow the Weather Sharing Kit.
  • Curriculum Kits are designed as a resource for parents and teachers that contain a classroom supply of materials on a topic. The Curriculum Kit: Science and Inventors contain 22 books and three DVDs on a variety of scientific topics.

Hands-on learners can learn at Spark Labs classes and events at all library locations. Spark Labs is an opportunity for people of all ages get together and informally learn STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art,  and math) skills through hands-on experience, by sharing tools, knowledge and local expertise.