Take and Make STEAM Kits: Bee Hummer!

Take and Make STEAM Kits: Bee Hummer!


Thank you for crafting with us! All of the current Take and Make kits at TCPL have been claimed and are unavailable at this time. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in late autumn. Any questions or comments, please contact Joah Tang, Library Assistant, by email at jtang@tcpl.org.

Ever wonder how bees buzz?

These free Take and Make kits contain a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)-based craft that families can work on together. With this kit families can make a bee hummer and explore how sound is made through air and vibration. This kit also includes instructions and a tutorial video in both English and Spanish provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research:

Bee Hummer Tutorial in English

Bee Hummer Tutorial in Spanish

While supplies last, families can pick up a kit at one of two locations. Beginning Wednesday, September 22, kits will be available at TCPL during open hours. When using curbside pickup, please indicate your interest in a kit when you call to notify us of your arrival. If you're browsing in the library, simply pick one up in the lobby area. Please contact Library Assistant Joah Tang with any questions at jtang@tcpl.org.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, kits can also be picked up at the Sciencenter's front desk, at 601 First Street in Ithaca, Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. The Sciencenter is also offering several of the previous Take and Make kits. Contact Annie Gordon with any questions at agordon@sciencenter.org.

Please be aware that supplies are limited and we cannot guarantee there will be kids available at either location.

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Thanks to the Cornell Center for Materials Research Families Learning Science Together program, the Sciencenter, and the National Science Foundation for making this program and kit possible.