Cooling Centers

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STEAM Cart Challenge: Rubber Band Racers

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Get ready to race with your very own rubber band racer! In this fun and educational activity, you’ll learn how to build a car powered by the stored energy of rubber bands. You’ll get to experience potential and kinetic energy, simple machines, friction, elasticity, and ratios.

We will be using materials on our STEAM Cart, provided by a grant from the Iowa Stem Council and TeacherGeek. STEM programs are designed to provide students with hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The program is open to all ages and skill levels.

Please register to join us! 




The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.