The Livermore Public Library is offering children’s STEM classes this summer with outdoor, socially-distant sessions. School-aged children in grades 1-5 will enjoy activities, experiments, trivia, and more. Activities are designed to develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, also known as STEM. Exploring STEM through hands-on fun will foster a love for the sciences and math and get children ready for the upcoming school year. Sessions run from June 15–August 17, 2021 on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550.
Library STEM classes are free of charge. No registration required. Masks required for all attendees and students are asked to observe social distancing. Classes are weather permitting.
June 15 Hoop Gliders – It glides through the air without wings! Create your own gliders and learn what makes them fly.
June 22 Stomp Rockets – Create your own rocket, and blast it into the air. Test and adjust your design to improve your results. Can your rocket reach the moon?
June 29 Parachutes – Blasting off is easy, but can you return home safely. Create parachutes to bring your astronaut back to earth in one piece.
July 6 Rubber Band Rocket Cars – Airplanes use a runway to gain speed before they launch into the air! Create a rocket on wheels and launch it using rubber band power.
July 13 Giant Bubbles – Engineer your own giant bubble wand to use with our special giant bubble formula.
July 20 Catapults – Engineer catapults that transfer stored energy into objects to launch them through the air.
July 27 Parachutes – Blasting off is easy, but you’ll need to learn how to balance gravity and drag to safely land your cargo.
August 3 Food Engineering – Use food, such as pretzel sticks, marshmallows, and more, to complete structure building challenges.
August 10 Pool Noodle Pirate Boats – Use simple materials to create a boat that floats. The challenge will be to transport your treasure without sinking.
August 17 Slime – Make different slimes and a bouncy ball using slime ingredients.
For further information, please call 925-373-5505.