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This is the second part of a two part series celebrating LGBTQIA+ folks in the STEAM fields. The first part discusses the importance of diversity and history of exclusion. This part will honor the people in the fields. In honor of Pride Month*, the Los Alamos STEAM Lab would like to recognize a few of […]

by JoAnna O’Neill This is the first part of a two part series celebrating LGBTQIA+ folks in the STEAM fields. This part discusses the importance of diversity and history of exclusion. Part two will honor the people in the fields. In honor of Pride Month*, the Los Alamos STEAM Lab would like to recognize a […]

An adventure in STEM and brought to you by Family Strengths Network and the Los Alamos STEAM Lab – credit JoAnna O’Neill Clouds  Most days when you look up into the sky you can see a variety of different types of clouds.  Even when we can’t see them, clouds affect our daily lives in a number […]

We’ve got some camp offerings up (and adjusted to accommodate K-6+)! They are all half-day, outside, free-form, and run from 8:30 – 12:30. We believe in providing a pretty loose format that allows time for free play. We often find the most fun happens after the kids start saying, “I’m bored.” Two-week camp to finish […]

Celebrating Black History Month with the Los Alamos STEAM Lab  by JoAnna O’Neill As Black History Month comes to an end, the Los Alamos STEAM lab would like to take the time to recognize just a few of the countless Black scientists, innovators, and inventors whose contributions in STEM have profoundly changed our world for […]

We’ll use our breadboard, some LEDs, and wire to light out rocket. Materials: 1 wooden rocket 1 coin cell battery 1 AA battery holder 4 AA batteries bread board Alligator – male jumpers copper tape 2ft each red, blue, and black 22 gauge wire Wire strippers 4 5mm red LEDs 4 3mm blue LEDs 1 […]

Hour of Code can be a little overwhelming. Here are some of the projects I find most valuable. Most resources were pulled from https://hourofcode.com/us/learn Pre-Readers Pre-reader activities just don’t involve written language. Most of these are still completely fun for older kids and even adults. CodeSpark Academy: I don’t love their pay structure it seems […]

Elatsoe (Amazon / Los Alamos Public Library) is YA/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction set in an alternative United States that is a home to magic. Magic is commonplace enough not to be astounding, but also not really a huge part of life for most folk, hence it is not fully in the fantasy realm. Elatsoe (Ellie)’s […]

Crystal structures are all around us. We eat them in the form of salt and sugar and in freezing weather we see them in the forms of snow, ice, and sleet. Water is one of the simplest molecules to form crystals, making it an interesting and fun topic of study. However, don’t let the simplicity […]

All About Blood With Halloween having just passed, you may have noticed fake blood covering various costumes and decorations. But what exactly is this incredible red substance that courses through our bodies?  Blood is a specialized fluid found in bodies of humans and other animals. It accounts for approximately 10% of an adult human’s weight, […]