STEAM Power Every Day

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Look around—can you find the science, technology, engineering, art and math around you? You're reading this on a screen that is powered by electricity. Everything you touch is made up of atoms, which are the building blocks of matter.  If the sun is shining today, it's warming us up even though it's actually 92,955,807 miles away from planet Earth!

At STEAM-Powered Saturday children and families explored STEAM in the world around us through hands-on activities.  There are plenty of ways to do STEAM activities like these at home.

We learned that it's an art and a science to fly hot air balloons in the library! You don't have to try all 101 Great Science Experiments, but the easy-to-follow instructions will teach you how to fly a hot air balloon, build a circuit or grow a stalactite using household materials.

We made magnifying glasses using water droplets, tape and a light source. You won't need a magnifying glass to see the Tiny Creatures in this book about microbes and the jobs they do even when you can't see them.

Do you know how to code? We played a coding game just like Eni and Hopper did in Secret Coders. You can learn to code along with them in this hilarious graphic novel.

Secret Coders is available in multiple formats.

For more STEAM every day, check out books and Discovery Packs with STEAM-Power!

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