From October 31 through November 12, QACL will host 6 official Maryland STEM Festival events.
Challenge Island visits Kent Island on Thursdays, November 2 and 9 at 10:30am for engineering design challenges with children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Children will learn about penguins and design a penguin toboggan slide during Antarctic Iceberg on November 2. During Mayflower Harbor, children will build a boat and race it to America on a water track. Registration is open at calendar.qaclibrary.org
Children ages 5-10 will create and launch air rockets at the Kent Island Branch on Monday, November 6 at 4:30pm. We will use compressed air to launch air rockets up to 200 feet. Registration is open at calendar.qaclibrary.org.
The Centreville Branch will explore the science of colors through books, flannel boards, and experiments during Preschool Science on Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 am for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
On Wednesday, November 8 from 1-5pm students in grades K-8 can stop by the children’s room to play with Ozobots, which are small, smart toy robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, and create.
Both Preschool Science and Ozobots are drop-in events and do not require pre-registration.
STEM Festival events conclude with a Miniature Marshmallow Launch at the Kent Island Branch on Saturday, November 11 from 2:20-3:30pm. All ages can work in teams to create a catapult to launch miniature pumpkin marshmallows. Fun for the whole family! No registration is required.
More information about the Maryland STEM Festival is available at www.mdstemfest.org. Nearly 600 events are searchable around the state.