New Collection Makes Science, Math, and Engineering Fun!

Thanks to a $20,000 NYS Special Legislative Grant sponsored by (then) Assemblyman Sam Roberts, the DeWitt Community Library is circulating collections of kid-friendly science, math, and engineering equipment, materials, and resources, all packaged with easy, do-it-yourself activities and directions. The new “Discovery To Go” (DTG) collection, which is designed to allow families to explore and play at home or in the library, includes a diverse assortment of high-tech gear. The science collection includes items such as microscopes, a telescope, fossil and rock collections, weather stations, and medical models. The engineering collection includes kits and technology that encourage budding inventors to explore robotics, create sustainable energy models, and discover properties of light and sound with electronics. The collection’s math games and gadgets help clarify math functions for young children in a visual and tactile way. Books and media on relevant topics supplement the collection and support learning and teaching.


Download the Comprehensive Discovery To Go Catalog

Download the Introductory Discovery To Go Flyer

Download the List of DTG Apps available on the DTG iPad Air Devices

Click here for DTG item checkout policies

Collection Guide: Watch & Do - DTG Kits and Kids Shows for STEM learning

Collection Guide: Click & Learn - DTG Kits and DTG iPad Apps for engaged learning


Additional Discovery To Go Resources:

Kit (click to check availability)


Resource (click to view resource)

Wolfe Introductory Stereomicroscope   Stereo Microscope: Tips and Tricks Video by Carolina
Celestron FirstScope 76mm Reflector Telescope   Introductory Video - Celestron Cosmos Firstscope by antiprotons
LEGO Education WeDo construction set. 9580 / 9585   WeDo building Ideas
Official Lego WeDo Curriculum and Software
Using Scratch Kid's Programming with WeDo
WeDo Curriculum Resources
K'NEX Exploring Wind and Water Energy   Building Instructions
K'NEX Investigating Solar Energy   Building Instructions
Snap Circuits Pro
Snap Circuits: Light
Snap Circuits: Sound
Makey Makey   Simple Piano on Scratch for Makey Makey
Super Mario on Scratch for Makey Makey
Follow the Lights on Scratch for Makey Makey
Line Drawing on Scratch for Makey Makey
Drum Machine on Scratch for Makey Makey