STEAM: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:08pm
Our Friday, May 30, STEAM program will introduce the science of botany! Learning about seeds and plants is a great way to get ready for summer. It also sparks ideas for healthy eating. In this program children will learn about the parts of a seed, germination, and plant structure. They will also plant their own seeds and take home a chart in order to record its growth.
Want to inspire your budding botanist? Check out these titles:
Backyard: Fun Experiments for Budding Scientists
By Lisa Burke
First Garden: the White House Garden and How It Grew
By Robbin Gourley
How Does My Garden Grow?
By DK Publishing
It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden
By George Ancona
Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun
By Elizabeth McCorquodale
Plant a Little Seed
By Bonnie Christensen
Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard
By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
What's in the Garden?
By Marianne Berkes
What Does a Seed Need?
By Liz Goulet Dubois
STEAM Programs are hosted in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Children's Department every Friday at 2 p.m. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) are specially designed to be interactive and educational, bringing fun and energy to library programs. Each week features a different element, and are open to children ages 6-12.