Come one, come all … STEP RIGHT UP
to the HiTech STEAM Carnival!
Saturday, August 10 at
HCLS East Columbia Branch from 9 am to 1 pm
Play games, participate in activities, and win prizes while learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
- 9 am – Family Parachute Fun: Parachute games and prizes for children ages 2 – 6
- 9:30 – 10 am – High school football throw competition
- 9:30 am – Train rides begin (approximately every 20 minutes)
- 9:30 am – Paint & Sip session #1 (limited seating)
- 10 – 11 am – Ten80* qualifying car races
- 10 am – HCLS DIY Education Center planter box demonstration and hands-on project (for first 25 people)
- 10:30 am – Animal show by ECO Adventures
- 10:30 am – Recreation league football team throw off
- 11 am – Paint & Sip session #2 (limited seating)
- 11 am – Ten80 championship car races
- 11:30 am – 1 pm – Media Rhythm Institute STEM presentation
- 12:30 pm – Last train ride
*Students race 1:10 scale electric radio-controlled cars that can be set up in over 4 million ways. The goal is to learn the core principles of engineering performance.
- Chemistry experiments
- Corn hole
- Giant chess
- Giant Jenga
- Inflatable putt-putt golf (6 holes)
- Ring toss
- Water tables
- Water mister
- Food available for purchase
Games and activities made or programmed by HiTech students:
- Drone show
- Kinetic energy roller coaster
- Oobleck walk
- Periodic table competition
- Roll a ball horse races
- Ten80 Car race
- Water dumping / wet head
- Water rockets
What is a STEAM carnival?
Howard County Library System’s HiTech STEAM Carnival highlights the science, technology, engineering, art, and math components of carnival games and activities while showcasing the projects (45 percent of the carnival activities) designed, constructed, and/or programmed by students taking HiTech classes at HCLS this summer.
Why a STEAM carnival?
The purpose of the STEAM carnival is two-fold: 1) to educate students about science, technology, engineering, art, and math in everyday experiences (like a carnival) and 2) to pique interest in STEAM and future related classes at HCLS.
In partnership with the Howard County Department of Public Works and National Society of Black Engineers. Sponsored by Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library System.