Take and Make STEAM Kits

Take and Make STEAM Kits

TCPL has teamed up with the Cornell Center for Materials Research Families Learning Science Together program, the Sciencenter, and the National Science Foundation to bring you fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activity kits. Kits are released monthly and can be picked up, while supplies last, at TCPL and at the Sciencenter.

 

Featured Kit: Penny Spinners

Explore physics with Penny Spinners!

Instructions and Material List:

 

Let Us Know What You Think!

Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) works with families to improve the quality of STEM programs. The funding from the National Science Foundation enables CCMR to provide resources for the Take and Make STEAM kit program. You can help out by taking a short, anonymous survey using this link.

 

Previous Kits

You can find the instructions and material lists for past kits here. Select the kit you would like and the link will redirect you to a PDF.

10/21 Make Paper Helicopters

8/22 Make Bee Hummer

7/22 Make Sun Prints!

5/21 Make Chromatography Butterflies

3/21 Make a Sound Sandwich!

1/21 Make a Library Critter!

11/20 Make a Snowflake Mobile!

 

Logos for Cornell Center for Materials Research, National Science Foundation, and the Sciencenter

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Makerspace One-on-One

11:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
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Age Group: Adults, Teens
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What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in the makerspace a...
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Makerspace One-on-One

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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What do you want to make? Register for a one-on-one session in the makerspace with Library Assistant Josh to use our laser cutter, 3-D printer, or Cricut.  Sessions are one hour and a maximum of two people are allowed in the makerspace a...
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Tween Board Game Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Community Groups, STEAM
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Interested 8-13 year olds are welcome to our weekly board game club this summer! Cool off in the library with good friends and great games! Drop-in at any time during this hour and a half program - which will be hosted by Mike Timonin, a local board ...
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Fine Line Henna Workshop

5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Join Joannah Fine of Fine Line Henna to learn the art and science of henna body art. We will learn about the history and science of henna, and how to create basic henna designs. Participants will get to create their own temporary henna tattoos and be...
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TCPL is inviting youth aged 6 - 11 to a SUMO robot challenge! Participants will have the opportunity to modify and code an Arduino-powered robot to challenge a professionally made SUMO robot. No coding or Arduino robotics skills required. Tutorials f...
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Makerspace Open Hours

3:30pm - 5:30pm
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Drop-in open hours are back! Registration is no longer required. We still must adhere to room occupancy requirements (max. 10 people at a time), but do not anticipate this being an issue often.  Visit the Makerspace to use the laser cutter, 3...
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Do you love coding with Scratch? Or are you excited to learn? Children ages 8-13 are invited to join guest presenter Robert Kong for a three part series on coding with Scratch that will be hosted virtually.  Robert Kong is a local 13 year old...
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Thaler/Howell Programming Room
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Children and families will explore how water moves and shapes the world around us with a hands-on activity called Paper Mountains. This drop-in style program is great for children and adults of all ages. ...