STEM Backpacks

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Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Each themed backpack focuses on these concepts through interactive activities and related literature. STEM Backpacks are available for check-out at the Front Desk, thanks in part to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County.  Click on a kit below for more information and to see if it is available for check-out.  If the one you want is checked-out, place a hold on it and we will let you know as soon as it becomes available.

Check-out: 1 month (extended from 1-week, due to COVID-19)

Patron will be billed for missing and broken items.

CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DROP-OFF FOR LARGE ITEMS:

Large items (like STEM Backpacks) can be checked out via Curbside Service - on the condition that they are returned during Curbside hours.  (Return pans at the door during Curbside Hours and call us as soon as you leave.)

Stem Kit #01: Building Bridges

Stem Kit #01: Building Bridges

Learn all about bridges and build your own!

Stem Kit #04: Curious Coding

Stem Kit #04: Curious Coding

Learn some coding basics and explore concepts using the Coding Mouse!

Stem Kit #07: Humpty Dumpty

Stem Kit #07: Humpty Dumpty

Learn about movement and inertia through the classic story of Humpty Dumpty.

Stem Kit #10: Perfect Patterns

Stem Kit #10: Perfect Patterns

Learn to create, understand, and duplicate patterns!

Stem Kit #02: Magic Eye

Stem Kit #02: Magic Eye

Learn about optical illusions and maybe even the secrets of magicians!

Stem Kit #05: Fabulous Five Senses

Stem Kit #05: Fabulous Five Senses

Learn all about the five senses, then explore your environment!

Stem Kit #08: Amazing Iowa

Stem Kit #08: Amazing Iowa

Learn about what makes Iowa a special place!

Stem Kit #11: Marvelous Munching

Stem Kit #11: Marvelous Munching

Learn all about healthy eating!

Stem Kit #03: Super Slinky

Stem Kit #03: Super Slinky

Learn a little about physics, gravity, and inclined planes!

Stem Kit #06: Bee & Me

Stem Kit #06: Bee & Me

Learn about the bee while exploring the basics of coding.

Stem Kit #09: Fabulous Fractions

Stem Kit #09: Fabulous Fractions

Learn all about fractions through hands-on activities and fun books!

Stem Kit #12: Curious Contraptions

Stem Kit #12: Curious Contraptions

Learn a little about chain reactions and create some yourself!