The Kern County Library supports learning in all academic disciplines, but is especially mindful of how important STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) disciplines are right now in the educational community. Here at the Kern County Library, we have many different programs, materials, and experiences to help you and your children find those tools that will help them now and in the future.


Check out our Pinterest Page for STEAM ideas and activities you can try at home!

Science – (sci·ence: ˈsīəns/ noun: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systemic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.)

Find library materials: general science, science experiments, physics, chemistry, biology, weather, forensics, astronomy, botany, microbiology

[table] Videos, Science Projects, Useful Links
Science Kids, Science Fair ProjectsWind Wolves Preserve, Discover EducationAnimal Planet
Kids National Geographic, ipl2Chem 4 Kids
NeoK12, KidsClick!Cool Science for Curious Kids
, Science Projects About EnergyKern County Science Foundation
, , Kids Astronomy
, , VolcanoWorld[/table]

Technology – (tech·nol·o·gy [tekˈnäləjē/] noun: the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.)

Find library materials: computer programming, robots, inventions, the Internet, video games, 3-D printing

[table] Videos, Inventors & Inventions, Useful Links
NeoK12: How Things are Made, Greatest Engineering Achievements, Science & Technology Focus (Office of Naval Research)
The Science Channel: How Do They Do It?, National Inventors Hall of Fame, [/table]

Engineering – (en·gi·neer·ing [enjəˈniriNG] noun: the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.)

Find library materials: robotics, LEGO, building stuff, machines, architecture

[table] Videos, Useful Links
NASA Intro to Engineering, Simple Machines
PBS Kids: What’s Great About Engineering?, Energy
How Stuff Works, Engineering for Kids
, NASA for Kids: Intro to Engineering
, iExplore STEM
, PBSKids: Engineering[/table]

The Arts – (art [ärt] noun: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.)

Find library materials: drawing, painting, sculpture, music, poetry, crafts

[table] Videos, Useful Links
National Gallery of Art Kids Video Tour, Banned Books
, Arts Council of Kern
, Bakersfield Museum of Art[/table]

Mathematics – (math·e·mat·ics [maTH(ə)ˈmadiks/] noun: the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.)

Find library materials: numbers, fractions, decimals, algebra, math games

[table] Videos, Useful Links
Kids, Cool Math
Math Playground, Math Live
Math TV,[/table]