Spring Into STEM to get your hands on education

Sno-Isle Libraries will join five other organizations and Snohomish STEM to help early learners in science, technology, engineering and math Spring Into STEM at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, with online activities.

Parents and their participating children will engage in six fun, hands-on, STEM activities and share the results of their experiments during a Zoom meeting.

Additional groups participating include Imagine Children’s Museum, Rock Solid Science, Snohomish County 4-H, STEM Tree K-12 Science & Engineering and Zeno.

Register online and learn more about each of the six activities at snohomishstem.org/spring-into-stem.

Imagine Children’s Museum “Build a Bottle Diver” activity supplies:

  • Clear plastic bottle with a cap (a 2-liter soda or juice bottle works well – remove the label)
  • Medicine dropper (glass works best, but a plastic dropper can work). Alternatives: a straw and paper clips, or small packets of sauce or ketchup from a fast-food restaurant.
  • Cup of water (large enough to hold the dropper)
  • Optional: rubber bands, twist ties, pipe cleaners or modeling clay

Rock Solid Science’s “Mine for Chocolate” activity supplies:

  • Chocolate chip cookies (hard ones, like Chips Ahoy)
  • Toothpicks or paperclips
  • Plate

Internet access is needed Snohomish County 4-H’s “From Google Earth to Minecraft: Creating Awesome Builds Using the Real World.” The Snohomish County 4-H Technology Program uses online tools such as Google Earth to help plan and construct real-world structures in Minecraft that are accurate and to scale.

Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Build an Aquascope” activity supplies:

  • Bucket or bathtub with water
  • 2-3 small plastic toys or coins
  • Can opener
  • Clean and empty food can
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands

STEM Tree’s “M&Ms and Science” activity supplies:

  • M&Ms
  • Shallow waterproof dish, white is best
  • Plastic cup
  • Water

Zeno’s “Find Zeno Bear” activity supplies:

  • Stuffed animal or another toy to hide
  • Bowl, box or some fun hiding spots

The goal of these STEM activities is to teach problem-solving skills, instill creativity and give students the edge to flourish in learning.

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