Tag Archive for science

STEMeX Family STEM Learning Program – Engineering Challenge (Kids ages 6-10) – February 26

Fleetwood – Jourdain Center
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Come take the Index Card Tower Engineering Challenge! Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to fine-tune your engineering skills in this fun STEM session with an engineering expert and library staff.

Space is limited and registration required.
Call the Evanston Public Library Children’s Services at: 847-448-8610 to register.

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Family Science Days – Feb. 15 & 16

Science for Everyone! Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists!

Family Science Days is free and hands-on fun for the whole family.
February 15-16, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level

This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. The event features a broad range of educators and scientists promoting an interest in science among the general public.


For Kids & Teens at EPL – Aug. 7 & 8

Teen DIY at EPL: Jewelry

Wednesday, August 7, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library

From steampunk inspired bolt bracelets, to knitted ombre bracelets and new twists on friendship bracelets; you’ll get a chance to make it all at this stylish DIY jewelry event.

The Loft will provide the supplies and instructions all you need to do is bring your craftiness and creativity. Please register. Grades 6-12. A Maker Corps Program.

SparkFun National Tour: Scratch and PicoBoard Workshop

Thursday, August 8, 9-12:30 pm, Community Room, Main Library, Grades 3-5.

The Evanston Public Library is going to be stop on SparkFun’s National Tour! SparkFun DIY educators are all about teaching kids about electronics.

They will explore the computer animation program Scratch, how to use PicoBoards and how different types of sensors work with Scratch. Space is limited. Please register. Grades 3-5.

Evanston Public Library – Community Room

1703 Orrington Ave.

Evanston, IL 60201

Northwestern Science Cafe – March 20

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors – Vagabonds of the Solar System

Presented by Larry Ciupik
Adler Planetarium

Comet Panstarrs and brighter Comet ISON will grace the evening sky this year and might provide an awesome spectacle. But, on February 15th an unknown 10,000-ton asteroid streaked into Earth’s atmosphere over Russia and exploded, injuring over a thousand people. Meanwhile, astronomers all over the world prepared for the close approach of another unrelated asteroid.

Why did the Chelyabinsk asteroid remain undetected? How often should we expect these hits or near misses? How many vagabond objects does the solar system contain? What should we do to discover more?
Download the flyer.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202


One Day Classes @ NU for Teens – April 6

For one Saturday in April, high school students from all over the Chicago area and beyond are welcomed to the Northwestern University campus to take classes from NU students and community members about anything. That’s right, anything. Whether you’re interested in science, the humanities, or just random things you may never have heard about, there is class for you!

A few examples:

  • Scrapbooking 101
  • Chicago Graffiti Wall Murals
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • The Beauty Behind the Paint-Splatter: Finding Meaning in Modern Art
  • Beginning Guitar: Unbarred Chords and Some Picking Top of Form
  • Geo-engineering Failures! From quicksand, to landslides, to a tower in Pisa
  •  To (Civil) Engineer Top of Form
  • Biomedical 3D Printing
  •  The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number? An Introduction to Utilitarianism
  • Introduction to Marx’s Das Kapital
  • “I am become Death”: Nuclear Weapons and Their Implications
  • Hindu Mythology and Indian Philosophy
  • Election 2012
  • Statistics in Simulation
  •  Introduction to Cryptography
  • Introduction to Hacking
  •  Evolution – From discrete molecules to intelligent beings
  • The Science of Gender

Splash 2013 will run on April 6 from 9 am to 5 pm, with a one hour break for lunch.

The fee for the program is $10 per student*. (*If this fee would pose a financial hardship to you, please contact the program and they will gladly waive it. No student should hesitate to attend the program for financial reasons!)

Sound exciting? Sign up for Splash!

Detailed Schedule

8 am to 9 am: students arrive on campus and are given their schedule for the day.
9 am to 12 pm: morning classes.
12 pm to 1 pm: lunch.
1 pm to 5 pm: afternoon classes.

District 65: Curriculum Info Nights

Dr. Hardy Murphy, Superintendent of Schools and the Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs host the first in a series of forums for parents and community members to learn more about District 65’s kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum.

Wednesday, January 23rd – 7-8:30 pm
Chute Middle School Library, 1400 Oakton Street

Science Curriculum Coordinator, Melanie Mudarth, will join an elementary and middle school teacher to make a short presentation about the District’s science curriculum and answer questions in elementary and middle school breakout sessions.

February 20th
Haven Middle School, 2417 Prairie Avenue

March 20th
Nichols Middle School, 800 Greenleaf

April 17th
Bessie Rhodes, 3701 Davis Street, Skokie, IL 60076

May 22nd
King Lab Magnet School, 2424 Lake St.

For more information, contact the Communications Director at 847 859-8101 or markhamp@district65.net