Today, April 10, is National Library Workers day, and this week is National Library Week! This is your chance to recognize the curators of our communities, the feisty fighters of freedom, the nourishers of new ideas. After all their hard work, they deserve more than just one day a year to celebrate their tireless efforts! Here are a few ways you can make this whole week count!
April is a great month to get your kids out of the house and actively engaged in STEM/STEAM education. Did you know that National Robot Week and National Environmental week both fall in April? Or that North Carolina hosts a state-wide STEM festival for the whole month? These are just a few of the cool events happening around the country that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
We all remember making baking soda and vinegar volcanos when we were younger, and unless you grew up to be a science teacher, that is probably the first thing your mind turns to when you think of home science experiments.
October 2017 was the month that heralded the world's first android citizen, Sophia, and by November she was already talking about having children.
Teachers are experts at making the most of slim resources. A paper bag, some bath tissue, a few markers, and a little imagination, and they can sweep students on a journey between the stars or diving down through the deepest, darkest depths of the sea. Like modern-day alchemy, the process of turning trash into treasure is called upcycling... and there is a whole lot more to it than simply saving a buck.
If you’re a parent and spend any amount of time on social media, it’s likely you’ve seen sponsored posts that advertise subscriptions for monthly STEM kits to be delivered to your house for your kids’ tinkering pleasure.
April isn't over yet! Let's turn our attention away from Earth Day and celebrate Poetry Month!