On Saturday, Feb. 25, children at the Carnegie Public Library participated in a STEAM program to make “Glow Friends.”
STEAM is a trending educational acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM is designed to integrate these subjects. STEAM programs aim to teach students to think critically and have an engineering and design approach towards real-world problems.
The Glow Friend project challenged kids to create a stuffed animal whose eyes would light up. Participants sewed circuits with conductive thread into the hands which lit LEDs in the eyes. The project concluded with sewing and stitching the project.