Take and Make STEAM Kits: Borax Snowflakes!

Take and Make STEAM Kits: Borax Snowflakes!

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. Please check the Sciencenter for available kits. We're putting together a new Take and Make kit that will be available sometime in late March. If you would like to suggest a theme please fill out the Google form found here: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehXj6hCQQFNaL2K 

Explore physics with Borax Snowflakes!

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 explore chemistry through making crystalized Borax snowflakes. This kit also includes printed instructions provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research. Safety Note: Borax dust can be harmful to you and pets if swallowed, inhaled or comes in contact with the eyes. Please use adult supervision and safety precautions when handling Borax!

While supplies last, families can pick up a kit at one of two locations. Beginning Wednesday, February 23, 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. When 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, February 23, kits can be picked up at the Sciencenter 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. Contact Annie Gordon with any questions at agordon@sciencenter.org.

Program coordinators are looking for feedback about the Take and Make Kits; please take two minutes to complete the following survey: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehXj6hCQQFNaL2K

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.