STEM: All Hands on Tech!

iPads, Apps, Bee-Bots, Squishy Circuits and more!  The Library is a wonderful place to explore technology.

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iPads are being used in a variety of ways inside libraries around the city.  Through programs like Storytime, Super Science and Kids Club, children and families have the opportunity to interact with carefully chosen websites and apps. Librarians often share apps that reinforce STEM learning by encouraging curiosity, observation skills, matching and memory.

You don’t have to be a computer programmer to learn how to code through our STEM Super Science: Robots program. Kids in grades K-5 have the opportunity to problem solve and practice sequencing and estimation skills while having fun interacting with Bee-Bots.

beebotKids can learn about electronics through the exploration of Squishy Circuits.  By using a special Play-doh-like material, Squishy Circuits empowers kids to create circuits and instantly see the results through colorful lights.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh features technology learning opportunities like these in many locations around Pittsburgh. Visit our Events page to find more STEM programs at the library!

By Mary Beth – Children’s Services Coordinator

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