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STEM-2-Go


Keeping children engaged, active, and productive with fun activities is a tough ask at times, but the Prince Geroge’s County Memorial Library System is here with a plan! The Library has partnered with the fantastic team at FutureMakers to provide families in Prince George’s County with free, at-home STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects that can be picked up from local libraries via Curbside Service. 

With STEM-2-Go kits, children will have fun learning scientific principles such as pneumatics, air pressure, electronic circuits, energy, and more. Of course, the project design team has made sure to leave plenty of room for personal creativity and expression in each project. The STEM-2-Go kits are the perfect blend of art and science to keep any curious mind engaged for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. The projects’ instructions are in English and Spanish and are designed to be intuitive and easy to read.  

As part of the Library regularly scheduled STEM at Home, PGCMLS has scheduled monthly virtual “lab sessions” this Spring to provide supplementary support and information on every kit being offered. These virtual programs take place on the 2nd Friday of March, April, and May.

Getting your STEM-2-Go Kit

New Monster Mouth STEM-2-Go kits are available beginning Thursday, April 1, and are available at all open PGCMLS branches via Curbside Service. The kits are being distributed on a first-come-first-served basis as there are a limited number of kits available at each branch. There is a limit of two kits for families with more than one child. 

Please ask library staff if any kits are available when you pick up your materials. New shipments will arrive at the beginning of each month.

Upcoming Programs

March 12

May 14

Pending

Your Photos and Feedback!

Get featured on this page! Please email a photo of your completed kit to pr@pgcmls.info with the subject line STEM-2-Go!

STEM activities can have a lasting impact on a learner’s autonomy and self-esteem. What did you think of the STEM kit? Let us know here!

Supply List

  • Wigglebots - Cup, craft sticks, sticky foam, elastic band, motor, glue stick, battery
  • Monster Mouths - Pistons, plastic tube, cardboard, sticky foam
  • Flying Machines - Propeller, craft sticks, sticky foam, paper clip, rubber band, paper

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Concepts

Learn important scientific concepts while having fun!

  • Circuits: connecting a motor and battery that is powered by electricity
  • Effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on mechanical vibrations
  • Pneumatics: apply force to move parts with air pressure
  • Cause and effect: observe patterns of motion
  • Engineering design: ask questions, make observations, and develop a new object to solve a problem

About FutureMakers

FutureMakers is the mobile makerspace for grade and middle school students in the counties surrounding Baltimore and Washington, D.C. They ignite curiosity and build skills among young makers - hands-on problem solvers who tinker, build and thoughtfully play - using traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies. Developed by a team of educators and makers, FutureMakers brings maker education to public, private, homeschool and out-of-school time learning centers across the region. They believe kids need tools, not just toys.

Past STEM at Home Programs