Explore STEM

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities are all around us and easy to incorporate into our everyday activities. We hope you will go on field trips, try some hands-on experiments, and read more about STEM topics that interest you.

Cool Fact of the Month

Monarch Butterfly Migration Google Earth Tour
In the summertime, butterflies flit from flower to flower. Come learn about the amazing life of the Monarch butterfly. Our featured video gives a good overview of the challenges facing the Monarch butterfly population.

Additional information on Monarch butterflies:

Come explore the wonderful world of STEM topics! Check out a telescope to see stars and planets, or discover the hidden world of microbes in soil and water with a microscope. Use tech toys to do computer programming, learn about electric circuits, go geocaching, capture critters at night with a camera and much more!

These packs are available to check out for three weeks.
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Let the Science Begin

Try our experiment of the month as shown in the video below. Or, click on the links under the video to choose an experiment of your own.

Before you begin any experiment it’s important to check with a supervising adult for permission. Then, gather up all the necessary materials and directions, wear safety goggles, and take any other precautions needed.

Now you are ready to begin. Have fun and learn a lot.

Check out these sites for more great experiments:

Zoos and aquariums introduce us to a wide variety of species that exist on land and in the sea. Now there are many ways to visit your favorite attractions. Enjoy a digital field trip online to explore beyond your own backyard. Take a car safari in greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire, and use discount museum passes—provided by the Friends of the Nevins Library—to the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science in Boston.

Take a Car Safari

  • New England Aquarium
    The New England Aquarium is located in Boston, MA. Here you’ll discover penguins, sea lions and a variety of fish from around the world, in ocean and fresh water habitats. Museum passes are available during school year only.
  • Museum of Science
    The Museum of Science is located in Boston, MA and offers a variety of live animal exhibits, IMAX films, a butterfly garden, planetarium, and hands-on exploration areas. Enjoy many of the STEM topics. Museum passes are available.
  • MIT Museum
    The MIT Museum, located in Cambridge, MA, offers a variety of engineering and technology exhibits, as well as hands-on activities.
  • EcoTarium
    The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Here you can walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, hike nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.
  • Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries
    Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries offer an amazing opportunity to get outside and take a hike through a variety of nature settings. Enjoy bird sightings, family activities, and informational workshops for all ages.

Take a Digital Field Trip

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Watch a variety of live webcams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium including: sea otters, penguins, sea nettles, sharks, and live feeding shows.
CLICK HERE

San Diego Zoo
Watch live webcams at the San Diego Zoo including: penguins, apes, koalas, pandas, polar bears, elephants, tigers, and condors.
CLICK HERE