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T2K- how to address a letter

We are launching a new series for Teens called T2K: Things 2 Know! In short, 2-5 minute segments, we will cover topics from how to address an envelope, how to shut off water to your overflowing toilet, and more! Each segment aims to show you a valuable skill that you might not learn in school!
Click here to learn how to properly address a letter!

T2K- How to fold a fitted sheet!

We are launching a new series for Teens called T2K: Things 2 Know! In short, 2-5 minute segments, we will cover topics from how to address an envelope, how to shut off water to your overflowing toilet, and more! Each segment aims to show you a valuable skill that you might not learn in school!
Click here to learn how to fold a fitted sheet!

T2K- How to darn a sweater

We are launching a new series for Teens called T2K: Things 2 Know! In short, 2-5 minute segments, we will cover topics from how to address an envelope, how to shut off water to your overflowing toilet, and more! Each segment aims to show you a valuable skill that you might not learn in school!
Click here for our first video, how to darn a sweater!

TP Poppers

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Coronado STEAMS into Reading Activity Challenge

When you stretch a balloon it stores elastic potential energy—the energy stored inside a material when it is stretched, squished, bent or twisted. This is different from gravitational potential energy, which is stored in an object that is lifted off the ground. Both types of potential energy can be converted to kinetic—the energy of motion. All moving objects have kinetic energy, but motionless ones have none. When energy is converted between forms the total amount of energy remains the same. In other words, it is conserved. (Some energy, however, may also be converted to heat due to friction—but that is still a form of energy. In this activity you’ll explore conservation of potential and kinetic energy by measuring the distances you can launch a cotton ball using your own homemade launcher! *Source: Scientific American

Using the below instructions, create your own launcher and see how far things can fly!
TP Poppers



iNaturalist Bird Spotting Challenge

Coronado STEAMS into Reading Activity Challenge
Coronado Bird Spotting Challenge

What is citizen science?
Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as "public participation in scientific research." It's an important way we can all contribute to our global scientific knowledge, and no special training is needed on your part!

Zentangle Poetry

Coronado STEAMS into Reading Activity Challenge!

Zentangle poetry is a type of found poetry that is similar to blackout poetry. Using a page from an old worn out book, you select words on the page to create a poem, then draw a pattern or shape around them.This type of poetry encourages creativity, literacy, and artistry as you are limited to simply the words that are already on a page.

Click on the link below for instructions! 

Spinning CD Top Instructions

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Coronado STEAMS into Reading Activity Challenge

Spinning tops might be fun to play with, but there is a lot of science behind how and why they work! Momentum, inertia, mass, gyroscopic precession, friction and energy all play a part in how they stay spinning. 

Check out this article for more information about the physics behind tops:
Physics of a Spinning Top

Then create an awesome spinning top from a CD, marble, button, and glue!
Spinning CD Top Instructions

Post a picture of what you make on social media and tag @coronadopubliclibrary