STEAM-Powered Saturday Is Coming May 30

Explore the power of science at STEAM-Powered Saturday, Saturday, May 30 at the Harold Washington Library Center.

This hands-on event for children ages 3-11 and their families encourages you to experiment with science, technology, engineering, art and math.

There are many ways you can explore STEAM all year round. Here are some books that inspire us.

Try This! is packed with science activities for you to try at home. Some, like “Grow Your Own Biofilm,” are gross, while others, like “Soda Bottle Rocket,” are messy. All of the experiments will get you thinking about science all around you.

Learn about shapes with one of my favorite concept books, Food for Thought. Not only is this a great book about shapes, it can also serve as a great intro to young minds about other STEAM concepts such as colors and numbers, not to mention the fantastic art!

You can create and control robots with help from informational books like The Robot Book, or by reading stories about robots, such as Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage, which actually contains a mystery and instructions on how to make a few robots of your own.

Science, technology, engineering, art and math are all around us every day. Check out more STEAM-Powered Books for more inspiration!

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