Wonderlab S.T.E.A.M.


Wonderlab is a program for kids who enjoy hands-on learning. Each month we focus on a different STEAM principle (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

June, July, August 2022
Ages 5 - 9
Wonderlab is held in the library's Lower Level. Due to limited space and materials, registration is required.
Call 920-236-5208 to register or visit the Children's Department Service Desk.

  • Tornado in a Jar    
    Tornadoes are powerful wind funnels and are one of Earth’s deadliest natural disasters. In this Wonderlab, we will explore how tornadoes are formed using materials that you can find around the house!  
                                  THUR | June 16 | 6:30 p.m.
                                   FRI | June 17 | 10: 30 a.m.
  • Desert Biomes  
    A biome is an area of earth with a specific climate, types of plants, and animals. We’re going to travel west and create a desert biome that will easily flourish in the sun.      
                                   THUR | June 30 | 6:30 p.m.
                                   FRI | July 1 | 10:30 a.m.
  • Squishy Circuit Sea Creatures    
    A squishy circuit uses conductive play-do and insulative clay to build a circuit. In this activity, kids will learn the basics of a building a circuit as they sculpt mermaids!    
                                   THUR | July 14 | 6:30 p.m.
                                   FRI | July 15 | 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocean Zone Jars
    The ocean is made up of five different zones that are home to unique ocean creatures. In this activity, kids will learn about liquid density as they recreate the ocean zones.  
                                   THUR | July 28 | 6:30 p.m.
                                    FRI | July 29 | 10:30 a.m.
  • Soil Layers: Edible Experiment
    Soil is made up of four layers: organic materials, topsoil, subsoil, and bedrock. We will use pudding, cookies, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips to create these (edible) soil layers in a jar!  
                                    THUR | Aug. 11 | 6:30 p.m.
                                     FRI | Aug. 12 | 10:30 a.m.
  • Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
    Participants will explore basic engineering skills to understand how patterns and various materials can be used to make a strong structure. Participants will work in teams to see who can create the sturdiest structure. Extra points if it is visually appealing! 
                                     THUR | Aug. 25 | 6:30 p.m.
                                      FRI | Aug. 26 | 10:30 a.m.