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Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math
Provided with funding from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Chicago Section

These kits support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math education. Each kit comes with a notebook for sharing projects and tips and tricks learned from the kit. WPL cardholders can check them out at the Tech Center Desk on the Main Floor. STEAM Kits and other Tech2Go items check out for one week.

Build & Learn Geometric Shapes
For kids in Grades 2-5. Using easy-fitting sticks and connectors, kids learn to build, identify and describe geometric shapes.
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Create-a-Chain Reaction
For kids in Grades 3-5. Super-engaging set challenges kids to build ramps, pendulums, hammers, and more - then drop a ball onto the tracks and set off a chain reaction. Perfect for exploring STEM concepts such as gravity, motion, momentum and force.
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Deluxe Solar Educational Kit
Learn how to use solar power to make an electrical circuit, solar circuit, increase voltage and current, and to produce energy for a radio, calculator, battery charger or a 1.5v mp3 player, etc.
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LEGO: Simple & Powered Machines
Explore design engineering with advanced mechanisms, structures, and forces. Covers concepts such as forces and motion, measuring, energy and structure. A motor is included to build self-propelled machines.
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LittleBits Base Inventor Kit
LittleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.
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LittleBits Synth Kit
The littleBits synth kit is a modular synthesizer. It allows for the creation of exciting new sounds and the building of an infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument.
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Microscope & Slides
This microscope features three lenses (4X, 10X, 40X) for viewing 48 slides: goldfish scale, dragonfly wing, rabbit hair and a lot more!
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Simple Machines, Elementary
Twenty-four introductory mechanical experiences using classic mechanisms: lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, screw, and wedge.
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