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Project-in-a-Box: ColorBot!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Program Description In this workshop, learn basic circuitry and Arduino programming to create this fun robot! Students get to make a Lego eating robot! ColorBot tells you what color Lego is in its mouth by having its eyes light up the same color! ...
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
This event is in the "Emerging Adults (18-25)" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Older Adults" group.

Take It & Make It -- Seed Bombs

10:00am - 10:30am
Rancho Bernardo Library
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Library Branch: Rancho Bernardo Library
Age Group: Young Adults (13-17), Emerging Adults (18-25), Adult, Older Adults
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Art, Program Includes Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Register for a take-home kit to make seed bombs. Each kit contains clay/soil matrix, wildflower seed mix, fabric and ribbon for wrapping, and instructions. Kits will be available for pickup at the Rancho Bernardo Library starting 4/19/21 during ...

Virtual Messy Science

3:30pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Art, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn about Earth science as you never have before – by handling messy slime and conducting noisy and colorful experiments. Students will discover the physics, chemistry and biology of volcanoes, rain clouds, rock formation and other natural phenomen...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

By Air, By Land, By Sea

4:00pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Diego Air & Space Museum and draw inspiration from the WWII-era flying boat, the famous PBY Catalina, to design your own mode of transportation! Build, test, and modify a vehicle that will travel on land, ...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

SCIENCE AT HOME FOR AGES 7-11

4:00pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Calling all 2nd - 5th Graders! Get ready to dive into science with this online class! Join AWIS San Diego and the Science Initiative for an awesome science virtual event that includes a take home science kit! Science Experiments Include: ...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Illuminated Map Quest

11:00am - 12:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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Decoupage a beautiful world map onto a large art canvas and accent with a full string of battery powered LED lights to illuminate points of interest. Perhaps countries or cultures you’d like to learn about or maybe even places you’ve visited or would...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

STEAM for Tweens -- Layers of the Earth

9:30am - 10:00am
Rancho Bernardo Library
Registration
Library Branch: Rancho Bernardo Library
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Earth Day is upon us (April 22), so what better time to learn about what makes up the planet we call home! This month we will be learning about the layers of the Earth, and we'll make mini sand art to demonstrate what we learn. Kits will be avai...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, En Español, Program Includes Kit
Event Details:
¡Feliz Día del Niño! Celebrate el Día del Niño with us this week by making a God's Eye/Ojo de Dios Join us online to make a God's Eye/Ojo de Dios craft. The video presentation and instructions will be in both English/Sp...
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Illuminated Map Quest

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Educational, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Decoupage a beautiful world map onto a large art canvas and accent with a full string of battery powered LED lights to illuminate points of interest. Perhaps countries or cultures you’d like to learn about or maybe even places you’ve visited or would...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
This event is in the "Young Adults (13-17)" group.
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12), Young Adults (13-17)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, En Español, Program Includes Kit
Event Details:
¡Feliz Día del Niño! Celebrate el Día del Niño today by making a God's Eye/Ojo de Dios Join us online to make a God's Eye/Ojo de Dios craft. The video presentation and instructions will be in both English/Spanish.&...
This event is in the "Pre-readers (3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Pre-readers (3-6), Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Featured, Online/Virtual, Art, Educational, En Español, Latinx, Literature, Program Includes Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Enjoy celebrating Dia de los Ninos on April 30, 2021, with your local public library at Skyline Hills with your own Día Activity Kit!  Enjoy an online video event that includes a bilingual storytime. You will be able to follow along...

Virtual Math and Murals

3:00pm - 4:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Colorful murals can really brighten public spaces and urban landscapes. Learn how to use math and materials science – plus artistic inspiration – to design and execute large-scale murals. Students will investigate how various types of paint adhere...

Virtual Exploration and Design for a Sustainable World

3:30pm - 5:00pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
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Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Get a global introduction to sustainable design by using Google Maps and Google Earth as tools for virtual exploration. Analyze sites of past settlements and come up with your own design for a sustainable dwelling or community of the future. Stude...
This event is in the "Elementary (7-8)" group.
This event is in the "Middle Grades (9-12)" group.

Remake Learning Day with Tinker the Robot

3:30pm - 4:15pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Age Group: Elementary (7-8), Middle Grades (9-12)
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Community Engagement, Educational, IDEA Labs/Makerspaces, Program Includes Kit, Science/STEAM
Event Details:
Is resistance really futile? What is current and how does it flow? Kids will learn about these electronics concepts and more by participating in a virtual class and with a take-home paper circuits build. The 45-minute virtual class will be held in...

Craftronics

11:00am - 12:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Students will explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in craft projects. Possible projects include a moving origami swan, light-up LED bracelet, moving robot bug, Play-Doh electronic sculpture, paper-circuit game or light...

Virtual Physics of Fidget Spinners

3:00pm - 4:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Ever wonder why some fidget spinners spin longer or hum louder than others? You will discover answers to these questions and much more as we learn about motion, tension, gravity and other fantastic phenomena related to fidget spinners and the world a...

Craftronics

11:00am - 12:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Students will explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in craft projects. Possible projects include a moving origami swan, light-up LED bracelet, moving robot bug, Play-Doh electronic sculpture, paper-circuit game or light...

Virtual Slime and Non-Newtonian Fluids

11:00am - 12:30pm
SDPL Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Slime: It’s slippery, gooey and oozy. But did you know you can use slime to model phenomena in the natural world? Just like slime, Earth’s glaciers, mudslides and quaking bogs are made of fluids that are neither liquid nor solid. Prepare for slimy fu...
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
We all know it’s important to recycle to slow the flow of trash into overstuffed landfills. Now discover how to put a creative spin on recycling by “upcycling” – turning trash into treasures such as art pieces or useful objects. We will explore how t...
Registration
Library Branch: SDPL Virtual Branch
Program Type: Online/Virtual, Program Includes Kit, Educational, Library NExT, Science/STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
We all know it’s important to recycle to slow the flow of trash into overstuffed landfills. Now discover how to put a creative spin on recycling by “upcycling” – turning trash into treasures such as art pieces or useful objects. We will explore how t...