STEM Kits

Science - Learning at home with your library!

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Astronomy STEM Kit

The Library District's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) kits encourage scientific discovery. Each kit includes hands-on exploration with an interactive toy, book, and DVD. The interactive toys include activities, learning games, or age appropriate scientific equipment.

The kits enhance children's natural gifts in science by inspiring exploration. Using STEM concepts in play builds confidence, motivation, and knowledge in all science subjects.

Our kits are a great resource for children in pre-school through 5th grade. The kits can also be an excellent support to homeschool or virtual learning. This collection is available thanks to the generous support of the Rotary Club of Gainesville. View the complete collection below or in our catalog.

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    Rotary Club of Gainesville with a yellow gear

    How To Check Out

    Users must have a library card to checkout STEM kits. If you do not have a card, view information on how to get a card.

    To view STEM Kits inside your library, ask library staff. STEM Kits are checked-out under the following agreements:

    • Check out for 14 days.
    • 1 STEM Kit per card.
    • Return all of the contents in the kit together.
    • Return item inside branch to staff at desk.

    Astronomy

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    Astronomy kit

    This kit includes a home planetarium interactive, a visual space encyclopedia for kids, a Magic School Bus film and a guide for ages 8+.

    Electricity

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    Electricity kit

    This kit includes a circuit maze brain game, a book about Nikola Tesla, a movie on electricity and Disney Imagineering, and a guide for ages 8+

    Health

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    Health kit

    This kit includes a Science Kit head-to-toe human body, a book on Dora going to the doctor, a movie about Curious George at the doctor, and a guide for ages 5+.

    Measuring

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    Measuring kit

    This kit includes measuring tool, a book on measurements, a movie on kindergarten common core math, and a guide for all ages.

    Rockets

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    Rockets kit

    This kit includes dueling stomp rockets, a book on rockets, a Disney Imagineering film on the laws of motion, and a guide for ages 6+.

    Birding

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    Birding Adventures kit

    This kit includes binoculars, a book on how to find birds, Bill Nye the Science Guy’s birds film, and a guide for ages 3+.

    Engineering for Earthquakes

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    Engineering for Earthquakes kit

    This kit includes a toy earthquake lab, book on green building tech, Bill Nye the Science Guy’s earthquakes film, and guide for ages 8+.

    Human Body

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    Human Body kit

    This kit includes an educational squishy human body, a book on body cross-sections, a movie about the human body, and a guide for ages 8+.

    Microscopic Discoveries

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    Microscopic Discoveries kit

    This kit includes a microscope, a book on Antony Von Leeuwenhoek, a movie about microscopic organisms, and a guide for ages 8+.

    Simple Machines

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    Simple Machines kit

    This kit includes K’nex building toys, a book about simple machines, a movie on simple machines for kids, and a guide for ages 8+.

    Electrical Circuits

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    Electrical Circuits kit

    This kit includes an interactive snap circuit, a book about electronics, Bill Nye the Science Guy’s electricity film, and a guide for ages 8+.

    Geometry

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    Geometry kit

    This kit includes interactive MagSnaps, a book about complex shapes, a movie about common core kindergarten math, and a guide for ages 3+.

    Inventions

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    Inventions kit

    This kit includes a MakeyMakey computer key toy, a Bill Nye the Science Guy inventions film, and a guide for ages 8+.

    Physics

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    Physics kit

    This kit includes Wacky Wheels STEM challenge, a book about force, a movie on gravity by Disney Imagineering, and a guide for ages 5+.

    Sound

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    Sound kit

    This kit includes set of 8 palm pipes and a thunder tube, an informational book about sound, a movie about sound, and a guide for ages 5+.