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Springfield Library offers STEM-based learning series

MagnetsHave a blast with science at the Free Library of Springfield Township this fall. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is a popular and well-known acronym in the education world, and often used to highlight programs or services that focus on these learning areas. The library is offering two series of programming this fall, one for older children and one for younger children, that incorporate these topics into a relaxed and fun learning environment, driven by hands-on experiments.

Each month will center on a different science topic, and two sessions will be offered for each age group, in order to accommodate as many participants as possible. No registration is required. Simply stop by the library to join in. Details on dates, topics, and ages are below. Don’t worry, we have already added them to our calendar.

The Exploratorium

For children in Pre-K to 1st grade

October Topic: Gravity
Monday, October 6 and 4:30pm
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30pm

November Topic: Magnetism
Sunday, November 9 at 2pm
Monday, November 17 at 4:30pm

December Topic: Weather
Monday, December 1 at 4:30pm
Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30pm

The Science Labs

For children in 2nd to 5th grade

October Topic: Geysers
Monday, October 20 at 4:30pm
Monday, October 27 at 7pm

November Topic: Plastics and Polymers
Monday, November 3 at 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 19 at 7pm

December Topic: Airplanes
Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm
Monday, December 15 at 4:30pm