FSA 2021


The intent of the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead February program is to give CPLS librarians 20 project ideas for a variety of ages. The System plans to assist with the supplies and instructions necessary to do these projects and (when it is appropriate) provide an instructional video that can be linked to the library’s Facebook page or website (if the librarian chooses to do so). We are going to leave the list of resources on the FSA February page of the System’s website through the end of the year. Any time during 2021 that a CPLS Librarian wants to do a project, he/she may contact us for the supplies. If the CPLS Librarian wants to wait until the end of February, so that he/she can choose from the whole list, that is fine. The CPLS Librarian may request things for one project at a time or request the supplies for all the projects he/she is interested in all at the same time. Either way will work for us. Please just be sure to allow a minimum of 2 weeks for us to get project supplies to the Library.

Day 3 – Glitter Tornado
Glitter Tornado Instructions
Food Coloring, Dishwashing Soap, Glitter, Seed Beads

Day 5 – Trigger Launcher
Trigger Launcher Instructions
All Necessary Supplies, Except Hot Glue Gun
(will send craft glue)

Day 6 – Glowing Lava Lamp
Glowing Lava Lamp Instructions
Alka-Seltzer Tablets, Glow Sticks

Day 7 – Pinwheels and Twirligigs
Pinwheel Instructions
Pinwheel Templates
Twirligig Instructions
Colored Paper, Straight Pins, Paper Straws, Mini Erasers, Skewers, Glue Sticks

Day 8 – Nerf Gun Math
Nerf Gun Math Instructions
Plastic Cups, Foam Dart Shooters

Day 9 – Newton’s Cradle
Newton’s Cradle Instructions
Craft Sticks, Marbles, String, Glue

Day 11 – DIY Robotic Hand
DIY Robotic Hand Instructions
All Necessary Supplies

Day 12 – Catapult
Catapult for Kids Instructions
All Necessary Supplies

Day 15 – Pneumatic Machine
Pneumatic Machine Picture Instructions
All Necessary Supplies for a limit of
20 Basic Machines per Institution

Day 17 – Balloon Bash!
Balloon Rocket and Electric Balloons
Skewering a Balloon
Inflating a Balloon…in a different way
Balloons, Baking Soda (you’ll need to get your own vinegar), Skewers, String, Tape, Straws

Day 18 – Parachute
Toy Parachute Instructions
Trash Bags, String, Cups

Day 19 –Rubber Band-Powered CD Car
Rubber Band-Powered CD Car
Rubber Bands, Straws, Skewers, CD’s

Day 20 –Bristlebot Robot
Bristlebot Robot Instructions
Toothbrush, Motor, Battery, Foam Tape, Googly Eyes, Pipe Cleaner

MarchBubble Prints
Bubble Print Instructions
Food Coloring, Paper Bowls, Straws

March – Final Friday Fun
Binary Baubles Instructions
Binary Coding Worksheet
Beads, Cord

April – Straw Pan Flutes
Pan Flute Instruction Sheet
Music Recording Sheet
Straws, Double-Sided Tape, Cardstock