Some of What We Have to Do
Stories vs. STEM at the Graham Public Library
All stories have problems that
need to be solved. Can STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) solve them
Coding Crew! – For children ages 8 – 12.
Learn the basics of computer science by animating stories with code! We’ll customize characters,
create backgrounds, write programs, and bring it all to life!
Scratch – a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world.
How Do I…
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) Meeting. – For rising 6th – 12th graders. Join us for our monthly T.A.G. meeting on Zoom and help shape the future of teen and tween programming at Mebane Public Library!
Among Us Meetup. For 6th – 12th graders. – Are you an Among Us player? Join ACPL’s Among Us Meetup for teens and tweens and help us root out the imposters!
Monthly Take & Make Kits!
More Online STEAM for You
STEAM on hoopla – Connect your patrons of all ages with the incredible STEAM content available on hoopla! Hoopla account are available with your library card.
Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) – CADRE is a network for STEM education researchers funded by the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program. Its online learning toolkit offers a wide variety of activities (online curriculum, modules, and/or simulations), tools (apps and general resources), as well as tips to support remote student learning or teacher professional development. Best yet, you can search activities by grade level, content area, type (activity, tip, tool) and/or learner (student, teacher).
NSTA Classroom Resources – These classroom resources—over 800 lesson plans, book chapters, videos, simulations, and more—are vetted by NSTA curators who recommend ways to adapt them to be more in line with the vision of the NGSS.
Creative Bug – Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by designers and artists!
PBS Learning Media – PBS SoCal | KCET and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers and parents!
STAR_Net STEM Clearinghouse – Parents, educators or students can find high quality, vetted STEM activities to supplement school curricula or just for fun at home! You can search by audience, content level, and difficulty, among others. You can also browse collections that we’ve curated just for you! Almost all the activities in the Clearinghouse have pictures or videos of real libraries doing these activities.
NASA STEM @ Home – Want to build a moon habitat or launch a rocket? Check out NASA’s STEM @ Home page! They even included a good selection of age-appropriate STEM ebooks to download and read! Search activities for students and teachers by grade level, type, and subject.
STEM/STEAM Learning and Crafts by Scholastics – The page offers a good mix of fun STEM/STEAM activities to do at home.
Keep Learning Resources for Families – Families in Schools puts together an excellent list of online learning resources for families. Check out the “science” section on the Keep Learning resource page for websites where you can find fun and engaging science activities for your children or students!
Hacking STEM Library by Microsoft – Browse for downloadable, hands-on, teacher-tested projects and activities that use everyday materials to make STEM affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone.
Amazon Future Engineer – Amazon Future Engineer is offering free online computer science classes for any student or teacher in the United States affected by school closures due to COVID-19. All middle and high school classes, including Advanced Placement, are provided through Edhesive. Students and teachers will maintain free access through August 31, 2020. Amazon Future Engineer will continue to closely monitor the needs of students and teachers going forward.
Code at Home by Girls Who Code (GWC) – Girls Who Code has over 8,500 programs worldwide, and we’re growing fast! Find a Club, Summer Immersion Program, or College Loop near you or get one started.