Tween STEM: ages 9-12

Links to the Tween Stem programs

Tween STEM in the Park

Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 am, starting June 3

At the Town Center Meadows Park

Registration is limited.  Please pre-register on our library Eventbrite page.

The Library is offering fun and social-distance-friendly Tween STEM each Wednesday morning starting June 3, at the Town Center Meadows Park (near the Police Station).  To limit numbers to ensure social distancing, patrons must pre-register each week on the library’s Eventbrite page to participate. When attending programs in the park, please follow standard COVID-19 safety guidelines and the directions we will have set up that promote social distancing.  

Only those with Highland City Library cards can pre-register.  If your home library is American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, or Eagle Mountain, you are not allowed to participate, but we encourage you to participate in programs offered by your home library.


  1. Star Wars
  2. Cinco de mayo
  3. Flying Kites

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Star Wars

The first Star Wars movie was released on May 25,1977. It earned $3 million in it’s first week out, and $100 million in it’s first year! The first movie was filmed on sound stages in England, Death Valley, CA, and Tunisia.

(Tunisia is a small country in North Africa along the Mediterranean sea. Can you find it on a map? If you want to see a little bit of Tunisia watch this video. (Video may have ads.))

Some of the coolest characters from Star Wars are the robots like C-3PO. These kinds of robots are known as Artificial Intelligence. Click here to learn about A.I. with the actor who played C-3PO! (Video may have ads)

Star Wars, of course, is set in outer space. That means that people need space ships to get around. There are all different kinds of space ships in the Star Wars movies. Which one is your favorite? Have you ever wanted to really travel in space? Click here to watch a video about how people are living and learning in space. (Video may have ads)

Of course when talking about Star Wars we have to talk about the The Force! But, is there any real life science behind The Force? Click here to watch some science experiments that mimic The Force. (Video may have ads)

Do you ever dream about owning a flying car? What about a speeder like in the Star Wars movies? Click here to watch a video about how scientists are trying to make that possible. (Video may have ads)

Last, but not  least, Lightsabers. Can they exist? Maybe not, but science can help us get pretty close! Click here the video. (Video may have ads)

If you like Star Wars try some of these cool Science Fiction books:

Ambassador by William Alexander

Jedi Academy by Jeffery Brown

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence

  1. The Chicken or the egg?

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The Chicken or the Egg?

Did you know that there are more chickens in the world then humans?! There are about 7 billion people in the world and around 20 billion chickens! Humans have been eating chicken eggs for thousands of years!

There are different parts of an egg including: a yolk, egg white, membrane, and shell. But, how do chickens put all of those parts together to make an egg? Click here to watch a video. (Video may have ads)

Eggs are really nutritious and so useful! You can make lots of things with eggs! Click below to try some yummy Egg breakfast dishes! Ask an adult before you use the kitchen!

Breakfast Bagel Bites

Eggo Breakfast Sliders

Breakfast in a Blanket

Tater Tot Breakfast Break

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Homemade "Hot Pockets"

Eggs are also super fun for science!

Want to see what an egg looks like when you crack it underwater? Click here. (Video may have ads)

For a cool magic trick, try making a sliver egg! WARNING: MUST HAVE AN ADULT HELP YOU!!!

Have you ever seen an egg without a shell? Try making a naked egg! Have an adult help you!

After you make a naked egg, try a different version of that experiment to see how other liquids affect an egg shell. Here. Have an adult help you!