Whitewright Public Library

STEAM Kits

What is STEAM? Science - Technology - Engineering - Arts - Mathematics

Kits are available for checkout to adults with cards in good standing.

Silver TwinStar AstroMark 80mm 16-40x Power Portable Refractor Telescope
1 telescope body + 2 lens caps, 1 finding scope + 2 lens caps, 1 angle prism + lens cap, 1 25mm 1.25" eyepiece, 1 10mm 1.25" eyepiece, 1 green eyepiece filter, 1 lens cleaning cloth, 1 tripod, 1 backpack, 1 map of the Moon, and 3 assembly instruction sheets

Dark green filter increases contrast on lighter parts of Jupiter's surface, Venusian atmospheric features, and polar ice caps on Mars. Dark green will also help bring out the cloud belts and Polar Regions of Saturn.

LED Microscope - 100X, 200x, and 450x
Kit also includes: 5 Test tubes + 1 stand, 5 Activity cards, 4 Liquid droppers (colors may vary), 5 Plastic beakers, 48 Plastic slides

Optics Kit
Acrylic Prisms in Wooden Storage Box (Set of 6)
3.9 Inch/100mm Optical Glass Triangular Prism
Illusion science kit includes illusion trick cards, spinning top with illusion cards, 3D picture cards, markers, 3D glasses, and more. A 20-page instruction book is included, describing the science of optical illusions and how to create a wide range of illusory effects.
Wireless Laser Presenter

Weather Station Kit
Kit includes: Wind vane, anemometer, thermometer, and rain gauge

Use a recycled soda bottle to create a base (can be used as a terrarium). Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux (2MP, 250x Magnification)
Kit also includes: 5 Test tubes + 1 stand, 5 Activity cards, 4 Liquid droppers (colors may vary), 5 Plastic beakers, and 48 Plastic slides

Percussion Set
Kit includes: 2 Castanet, 2 Egg Maraca, 2 Maraca with Handle, 2 Handbell, 1 Bell with Handle, 1 Tambourine, 1 Triangle with Beater, 1 Cymbal, 1 Wooden Jingle Stick, and 1 Tick Tock Block with Sticker

Lemon Powered Clock
Kit includes:  2 Copper plates, 2 Zinc plates, 1 Clock with wires
Lemon not included.

K'NEX Education - Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set
This engineering education toy allows young builders to construct six different fully functioning replicas of renewable energy machines, two at a time. It consists of 288 assorted parts made of durable plastic. These include rods and connectors for creating a wind-powered lift, a sail car, and a water-powered grist mill that actually move.

K'NEX Education - Forces and Newton's Laws Set
Kit includes 115 K'NEX parts, along with a Battery, Spring and Fly-wheel motor - enough to build 11 vehicles, one at a time. Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9.

K'NEX Education - Investigating Solar Energy Set
Set includes 128 K'NEX parts, solar panel, and motor - enough to build 3 renewable energy models, two at a time. Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9.

K'NEX Education - Levers & Pulleys
Kit includes 139 parts for a single child or team of 2 children to build 3 unique lever or pulley models: a Balance, a Wheelbarrow and a Sailboat. Once built, a downloadable booklet guides students through 3 hands-on, inquiry-based experiments on each of the models. Students will learn about lever classes, pulley systems, resistance, effort, mechanical advantage and more! Grade levels 3-5.

Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit (50th Anniversary Edition)
Kit includes: 31 Spiro-Tracks, 21 wheels, 1 die-cast wheel, 2 rings, 2 racks, .31 oz of reusable Spiro-putty, 3 design pens, and 1 carry case

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit
Snap-together parts require no tools and ensure correct connections. Includes 30 parts, and instructions for over 300 projects, including radio, doorbell, burglar alarm and more. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

Balance and Weights
he two plastic weighing buckets, which are marked to enable measurements to 500 mL, can hold liquid or solid samples, and are easy to remove for pouring samples, cleaning, and storing. Includes a guide with 16 educational activities to help teachers demonstrate measuring concepts using common liquids and solids. Includes 54 hexagonal weights in case.