This summer, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub is helping Lincoln County public libraries enhance their Summer Reading programs with additional STEM activities for youth and families. With support from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, libraries in Toledo, Siletz, Lincoln City, Newport, and Waldport are sharing instructions and materials for seven Daily STEM Challenges centered around the theme:
Enjoy an entire week of STEM exploration at home! What kind of STEM Stories will you create, tell, and read about? Lincoln County residents, check with your local library to find out how to obtain materials and activity instructions in English and Spanish. Download the Activity Book
Make-It Monday - Paper Tube Raceway
Take Apart Tuesday - Take Something Apart
What Are You Wondering Wednesday - Notice & Wonder
Think About It Thursday - Build a Paper Structure
Field Trip Friday - Backyard Field Trip & Scavenger Hunt
Sounds and Shadows Saturday - Create Shadow Art
Soaring Sunday - Paper Airplanes & Flight
Challenge: Make a Paper Tube Raceway: Design a structure using your materials that is either freestanding or attached to a wall. This structure will be your raceway for marbles, a car, or another object of your choice.
Your local librarians will love knowing what you did during Make It Monday
Mini Racer by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo
Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee
The STEM Activity Packets were originally created for STEM Week Oregon 2020.
Funds to support STEM Week in Lincoln County libraries was provided to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation.
Georgia-Pacific is a partner of the Oregon Coast STEM Hub. Read more