2019 - STEAM into Summer
Join us this summer for hands-on fun and exciting STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).
Activities are geared towards students entering grades 4-6, a different topic will be explored each week.
Sessions are offered at no cost and will take place at the Westborough Public Library on Monday 6:30pm-8:00pm.
June 24th - Water Science
We take water for granted, but water has many unique properties that allow for life on Earth. Experiment with water surface tension, capillary action, chromatography, and other fun activities.
July 8th – Pressure
How far can you shoot a marshmallow using air pressure? What exactly is 1 atmosphere, and how would it feel if we had more pressure bearing down on us? Learn about pressure with fun activities and experiments.
July 15th – Paper Engineering
How many sides does a piece of paper have? Well, it depends…In this session we will show you how to make a one-sided piece of paper. We will also build a structure from newspaper then check how strong it is, and learn to fold a ninja star.
July 22nd – Bridges
There are many types of bridges made of different materials. Let’s explore and build some of them, and check how many cars each can hold.
July 29th – Optical Illusions
Sometimes our eyes see one thing but our brain thinks another. We will take a look at different optical illusions, learn how they play tricks on us, and even draw our own to take home and baffle our friends.
August 5th - Paper Airplanes and Flight
It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Superman! Learn about the forces that keep aircraft in the sky, check how payload weight and distribution affects the ability to fly, fly a drone and understand how it maneuvers around.
August 12th – Magnets
Magnets do more than just point North. Learn about the properties of magnets in solid and liquid forms, explore a magnetic field and see how magnets interact with each other. Make your own magnetic racer and beat your friends to the finish line.
August 19th – Chemical Reactions
We’re building our own mad scientist’s laboratory! Mix kitchen liquids together until they bubble and fizz, create your own color changing Oobleck, and take it home.