Creativity Takes Flight at San Jose

If your child is still craving more challenging and creative quests like our Tech Challenge Takes Flight program, try these websites for rainy day ideas to introduce and re-enforce engineering, math and science concepts to your child.

Books to Take Home

  • Look through our Science Experiments shelf at your local library for more ideas on a broader range of topics.
  • Look for books on Paper Airplanes to revamp or improve upon your Tech Challenge carrier at home. (J 745.592 in the Children’s Non-Fiction shelves).

Online Resources

  • Exploratorium - San Francisco’s popular museum has an interactive website as well as hands-on museum to help children of all ages engage with scientific activities. Look for free/discounted tickets for the Exploratorium through our Discover and Go program.
  • Science Buddies – When you are looking for science projects to do at home or for school, visit Science Buddies for hands-on science resources. The website has over 1,150 project ideas in all areas of science.
  • Kids Science Challenge – Perhaps the most similar to our Tech Challenge program, the Kids Science Challenge offers similar ideas and resources that you can do at home. Play games, watch videos for inspiration, or engage in scientific scavenger hunts online!
  • PBS Kids Design Squad Challenge – Also similar to the Tech Challenge program, the PBS Kids Design Squad offers a number of opportunities and activities for your child to put on their engineering hat and use their design skills to work on new challenges and projects.
  • Funology – This website offers a number of ideas for crafts, experiments, magic tricks, cooking recipes and more to do at home.

SJPL Library Databases for Kids!

Peruse our library databases for more activities to do with your child.