STEM is a buzzword lately – lots of people are talking about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Even President Obama:
“… Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”
— President Barack Obama, September 16, 2010
This is the Carnegie Library of Homestead’s home base for all things STEM-related.
Here you’ll find information about what STEM is (check out the video below to get started), how STEM is being integrated into the library, how to engage children and youth of all ages with STEM activities.
STEM is becoming increasingly important for students to succeed in school, and for adults to be prepared for jobs in the changing economy. But STEM shouldn’t just be a chore. Included in this guide are lots of ways to make STEM fun at any age.
This guide is designed to better help you understand and explore STEM resources, both in the library and at home. The information in this guide has been broken down by age range as a guideline, but feel free to explore all the tabs, as resources are often able to be modified to suit all age ranges. Contact information is one the home page, and make sure to check out Ask Here PA, where you can get in contact with a Pennsylvania-based librarian to answer your questions 24/7.
What’s STEM?: A quick overview of what STEM is and why it is important.
Early Childhood STEM: Includes links to the basics of STEM instruction and activities for the youngest set. This page is best suited for those working with children age 5 and under.
Kids STEM: Resources and activities for exploring science, math, engineering and technology for ages 5-12. Includes some science experiments that may be of interest to all ages.
Teen STEM: Digging deeper into STEM, this page features experiments and projects for ages 13-18. You’ll also find information about Makers in the Vault, a program held weekly for teens to design and experiment in the Space Vault.
Community STEM: Learning doesn’t stop once you’re an adult! Look here for STEM resources and information aimed at an older audience, as well as tips and tricks for exploring STEM with the whole family.
NOTE: This page temporarily redirects to an external site created by the Carnegie Library of Homestead.