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.

Latest kit: Make Sun Prints

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Take photos using the power of the sun!

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.

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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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
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Children and families are invited to join us each Saturday in Dewitt Park for stories, music and family fun. On days we're unable to meet due to weather, Kelly will post a virtual storytime. Please call the Youth Services Reference Desk at (607)...
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Makerspace One-on-One

11:00am - 12:00pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
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Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
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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, sewing machines, 3-D printer, or Cricut (Staff support for the sewing machines is not currently available).  Se...
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Health & Wellness
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Join Sarah Grant Curless for a weekly nutrition informational session.  This week's topic is Plan, $hop, $ave! Plan and shop for snacks and meals, that are healthy and within your budget. Also, learn how to make whole wheat pupusas revueltas!...
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Creek Walk
Age Group: Families, Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
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Children of all ages and their families are invited to a drop-in outdoor art workshop at TCPL with Carol Hockett, Andrea Murray, and Elizabeth Yearsley from the Johnson Museum of Art. Make your own unique work of art inspired by the Johnson's collect...
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STEAM Book Club: Knights vs. Dinosaurs

3:45pm - 4:45pm
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Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
About this event::
Children ages 9 - 12 are invited to a monthly S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Book Club. This month we are reading Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan. Please register to hold a copy of the book, and to receive Zoom informat...
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Makerspace One-on-One

11:00am - 12:00pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes and Workshops, Makerspace, One-on-One Appointments
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
About this event::
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, sewing machines, 3-D printer, or Cricut (Staff support for the sewing machines is not currently available).  Se...