Sensory Boxes Full of STEM Goodness

The Dothan Houston County Library System in Alabama circulates sensory boxes they call Subjects in a Box, each of which includes a collection of multi-sensory items and resources on topics like insects, dinosaurs, microscopes, fractions, magic, and insects.

The boxes can be checked out from all branches of the library, and you can find them by using the search term SUBTINBOX in their catalog, where you'll find all 33 sensory boxes.  They're made possible through sponsorship by the Friends of the Library.

If you aren't sure what Sensory Boxes are, check out these pins on Pinterest to see examples of the kind of STEM and STEAM sensory boxes you could create at your library.

Hat tip to WebJunctions's May 10th post of Social Library, STEM Edition

Image credit: sunshineandbeyond (Betsy) via Flickr [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)]

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