STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The goal is to train students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process.
Here at Hudson Library we want to embrace this 21st-century approach to education with hands-on STEAM totes. These new totes will soon be available and will allow kids to experiment in different forms of STEAM technology. It’s important to find ways to spark a child’s creativity and these brand new totes will be a great way to encourage innovation and promote lifelong learning.
Our totes offer a diverse array of experiments, including cubelets, music makers, bug catching, electrical hardware, space information, coding and a melt and mold. Below is a brief snapshot of what you can do with each tote.
Cubelets. Build all kinds of robots from your imagination using blocks that sense, think and act.
Music Maker. Shake, rattle and roll with our collection of mini-instruments.
Bug Catching. Try your luck at bug catching with our simple to use tools
Electrical Hardware. Spark some electricity using tools designed to light up your world
Space Information and Galileoscope. Explore the solar system and find answers to your out-of-this-world questions in some entertaining space books
Let’s Go Code! Introduce yourself to coding with foam and cardboard. Who knew coding could be so hands on?!
Melt and Mold. Create custom crayons and toys in our Crayola™ Melt n’ Mold factory!
Thank you to the Hudson Public Library Foundation who provided us with a grant to make these materials, as well as a new sensory wall, available to the community.