By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Library builds up offerings with construction kit for kids

 

September 7, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Margaret Villarma, library director, displays the dissectible plastic model from the library's anatomy kit. After removing the model's organs, kids can learn about their own organs using the kit's stethoscope and encyclopedia.

Ever wanted to bend light? Build a wall-climbing gecko robot with air-suction toes? Control a bipedal, ultrasonic droid using your smartphone? These activities may sound like the work of a mad scientist, but thanks to the Irene Ingle Public Library, Wrangell youth don't need a subterranean lair and an army of minions to explore the wonderful world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM.

Starting in early 2020, the library began offering STEM kits for kids and families to check out and experiment with. Last week, it added a new construction kit to the mix, which wi...



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