Are you looking for ways to incorporate STEM (science technology engineering math) programming in your library? Check out the resources available from STAR_Net!
According to the website, “STAR_Net is a national program led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (www.nc4il.org). Core partners include the American Library Association, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project. Other collaborators include the National Academy of Engineering, Engineers Without Borders – USA, the National Renewable Energy Lab, and many more. Phase 1 of the STAR_Net project is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.”
If you need convincing that STEM belongs in your library, check out the STEM in Libraries page for reasons why the two are a great fit.
For step-by-step guides to hands-on activities, visit the resources page and scroll down to “Discover Earth Activities” and “Discover Tech Activities.” Discover Tech focuses on engineering and Discover Earth focuses on earth science. There are also other web resources to help you get started.
Have you tried STEM programming in your library? Share your ideas in the comments!