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Getting Started with STEM

How To Make a Cloud in a Jar


A Little Cloud
Ruby Archer

A little cloud stood lonely
Amid the evening sky;
Doubtful and fearful waiting there,---
No other cloudlet nigh


In her poem, Ruby Archer evokes the loneliness of a single cloud at twilight, but have you ever wondered how clouds are formed? Clouds are an amalgam of dust, pollen, and other particles that attach to water droplets in the sky. It takes billions of particles to create clouds, but once formed they can be spectacular sights. Did you know that you can make clouds at home? Gifts of Curiosity explains two ways you can create your own clouds at home. Please click here to begin.


What to Learn More About Clouds?
Check Out These Books


Clouds by Anne Rockwell


The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola




As the world job markets grow in complexity, it is imperative that America's youth acquire the appropriate critical thinking skills required to compete. Problem solving and the proper evaluation of information are the type of skills students develop in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. It is Ivy Tech Community College's goal to produce lifelong learners, so that they might tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. A student's fluency in the STEM fields is essential to achieving that goal.

Stay Connected


As the country takes measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, virtual learning has become the norm. The Marion Library would like to help our students and their families stay connected with learning resources. This page will offer daily STEM activities, and links. Please direct any suggestions or questions to Steve McLaughlin