Families were invited to join in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fair on July 25th at 3:00 pm in the Library Community Room. Children had an opportunity to explore science concepts via hands-on projects and demonstrations led by STEMup4Youth, a group of science enthusiasts from Troy High School. Some of the activities included experimenting with slime, wacky and waxy watercolors, hoop gliders, spinning tops, noisemakers, straw rockets, and foil boats. Through these investigations, children learned about concepts such as mass, substance properties, sound waves, gravity, thrust, drag, and more. This program, funded by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the San Marino/South Pasadena Chapter of the National Charity League, was offered free to the public.
From STEMup4Youth website:
STEMup4Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation to pursue the elements of STEM by bringing children fun, hands-on STEM activities through interactive programs, events, and performances. Founder Sharleen Loh has been designing STEM activities for children since 2013. Today, STEMup4Youth hosts weekly STEM programs and serves over 10,000 children throughout Southern California—at Boys and Girls Clubs, public libraries, presentations, expos, bookmobiles, showcases, elementary schools, children’s festivals, county fairs, and summer reading programs. Our divisions teach LEGO robot programming and introductory/intermediate coding classes for different age groups. Currently, we have 15 chapters and 3 divisions to help further spread our love of STEM!