STEAM Week: Therapeutic Horsemanship

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Certified therapeutic riding instructor Claire List, a volunteer at Achievement Centers for Children's Camp Cheerful, was kind enough to grant an interview about the science of therapeutic horseback riding to close…

STEAM Week: DIY Dog Biscuits

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Baking homemade dog treats is a great way to educate and entertain your child. If you do not have a furry friend at home, donate the treats to a nearby…

STEAM Week: The Science of Dog Training

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This summer's Library Challenge theme is "Tales & Tails," so for STEAM Week, we will take a look at animals and science. Here's an interview with Chris Lantzer, CPDT-KA (Certified…

STEAM Week: Whale, Whale, Whale!

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Celebrate STEAM Week with us by taking a look at some of the coolest animals in the ocean: whales. Your library has a ton of interesting books on whales for…

STEAM Week: Birding

My three-year-old niece calls them "chirpers." When she sees one bouncing about the yard, she insists on trying to get closer by lowering her voice and walking on tip toe.…

STEAM WEEK: Bread Pets

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”American Chef James Beard (1903-1985) What's is a Bread Pet? You've heard of…

STEAM WEEK: Simple Experiments at Home

Experiment #1: Exploding Lunch Bag https://youtu.be/F-i7gcpx1mE YOU WILL NEED: One small zip-lock bagBaking sodaWarm waterVinegarMeasuring cupTissue DIRECTIONS: Put 1/4 cup of warm water into the bag.Add 1/2 cup of vinegar…

STEAM Week: Healthy Breathing

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. L. Frank Baum We all feel better when we take in a nice slow deep breath. We know it helps us to…

Science Experiments With Suma

Suma is at it again - see what scientific experiments she gets up to today! https://youtu.be/I4vslXXzZTo Experiment #1: BALLOON POWERED LEGO CAR YOU WILL NEED: Basic Lego bricksBalloonsStrawsTape DIRECTIONS: Cut…

STEAM WEEK: Mathematics

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In honor of STEAM Week, I've put together a series of books on various topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, we're focusing on the M: Mathematics. What makes…

STEAM WEEK: Art (and Chemistry!)

When you hear the word "chemistry" you probably think of a science lab, factory, or other formal scientific environment. But really, chemistry---the study of the what substances are made of…

STEAM WEEK: Engineering

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In honor of STEAM Week, I’ve put together a series of books on various topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, we’re focusing on the E: Engineering. In fields…

STEAM WEEK: Technology

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In honor of STEAM Week, I've put together a series of books on various topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, we're focusing on the T: Technology. In recent…

STEAM WEEK: Food Science

All cooking and eating uses STEAM. Science makes liquids boil, turns batter into cakes, and sugar into caramels. Technology and engineering preserves food in cans and jars to eat safely…

STEAM WEEK: Science

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In honor of STEAM Week, I've put together a series of books on various topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, we're focusing on the S: Science. Chemistry is…

STEAM Learning Kits for STEAM Week at Home!

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Like many things this year, Westlake Porter Public Library's annual STEAM Week will be virtual, but that doesn't mean you can't experience some of the fun at home! Check out…