STEAMPunks Project Packs-To-Go: February 2021: Hearts!

Generously sponsored by the United Way of Seneca County!

STEAM Punks Project Packs-to-Go are available by calling 607-582-6218 or emailing youth@lodilibrary.net.


This month we will learn all about hearts in all their

Heart Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF9-jLZNM10https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMBSU-2GK3E

The Heart Anatomy Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFSF9n0zu18

Heart song for young kids (kind of like BINGO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgAx_sQ0mqE

How to Draw a Heart (preschoolers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGjL_0QwQvI

How to create a Geometric Polygon Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSn1m1Ecu1Y

Art From Her Heart The Story of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead Read-Aloud (we just got this book at our library!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWcT31jtc0

Heart “Op Art” Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n93EK17cZuo

And since its Black History Month, here are some amazing black scientists that I follow and I thought you might find their work as cool as I do!

Tyler Thrasher (chemist/botanist/artist): https://tylerthrasher.com/about

Shane Campbell-Staton (evolutionary biologist/professor/podcaster): https://socgen.ucla.edu/people/shane-campbell-staton/https://thebiologyofsuperheroespodcast.podbean.com/

Kennda Lynch (astrobiologist/featured in Alien Worlds series on Netflix which was awesome): https://kenndalynch.com/

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary_news/2021/01/19/netflix-original-series-alien-worlds-now-streaming/

Maynard Okereke (engineer/science communicator/host of “The Hip Hop Science Show”: https://www.hiphopscienceshow.com/bio

Earyn McGee (herpetologist/science communicator/creator of “FindThatLizard”: https://earynmcgee.com/

Corina Newsome (ornithologist/co-organizer of Black Birders Week): https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/blog/corina-newsome/

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (marine biologist/environmental policy expert/co-editor of All We Can Save): https://www.ayanaelizabeth.com/ https://www.allwecansave.earth/ (Available at our library!)

Alexis Nikole Nelson (plant expert/wild forager/tik tok star): https://www.thekitchn.com/alexis-nikole-nelson-forager-tiktok-the-way-we-eat-23060470

Jessica Malaty Rivera (vaccine infodemiologist): https://linktr.ee/jessicamalatyrivera

Jonathan C Hall (ecologist/educator: https://www.jonathanchall.com/


In our collection we have many books authored by African Americans, stories that are Black-centric, as well as informative and compelling non-fiction regarding history and race. We also have many new books in our children’s collection that celebrate diversity, black visibility and racial identity.

Here are just a few examples but we have a dedicated Black History Month curated rolling cart inside the library and as always we are happy to help you find whatever you are looking for.

https://lodilibrary.net/black-history-month-at-the-lodi-whittier-library-february-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3fpfyYxn4ytsNRHL2XCpB-9KPDprTDC886nLrabbGqw6y52okDVQA–pg