STEAM @ the Library

Looking for fun and educational STEAM activities you can do at home?

You can find activities incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) created by our library staff. 

 

STEAM Activity of the Week

Activity of the Week

Check out our new STEAM Activity of the Week. Open it up, print it off, and you’re ready to get started on an awesome new project!

Download the Activity Sheet [PDF]

Science - Levitating Ball

Ages: 7 - 10

Description: Levitation is when something is lifted into the air with no visible means of support. Stage magicians pretend they are making things levitate, claiming they are using mysterious powers. In reality, it isn’t magic. Usually a string is holding up the object. You can make a ping-pong ball levitate with no strings attached and without touching it. It looks like magic, but it’s science! The ball is held up by forces working against each other. To make the ping-pong ball levitate, you need to create a jet of air. In this activity, you do that by blowing into a cardstock tube attached to a piece of drinking straw. For the strongest jet of air, you need to make sure there are not leaks in the tube or straw.

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View our STEAM videos on YouTube

Watch our newest video

Older Videos

Introduction to Stop Motion Video

Voice Changers from Fantasy and Science Fiction Using Audacity!

Bees, Pollen, and Flowers for your Garden

Check out the ORL YouTube Channel's STEAM Playlist

 

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Read our weekly STEAM Newsletters

Read our weekly STEAM Newsletters for a ton of library recommended STEAM activities, podcasts, programs and more for all ages! Each week we’ll take you on a STEAM adventure. There’s something here for everyone! 

Read our newest issue [PDF]

Issue 9 (May 27, 2020)

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Coding

Join our Online Coding Club

Every Thursday | 5:30 to  6:30 PM | Ages 7-13

Online Coding Club, is a fun and interactive coding program for 7-13-year-olds! We learncreatedevelop and play together!

Register online on our Events Calendar. If registered, you will be sent a link on the day of the program to join in with one of the library's Tech Assistants.

 

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Join our Online Recreational Math Club

Every Tuesday | 6:30 to 7:30 PM | Ages 12-16

Learn to unravel math riddles, simplify logic problems, and more in this recreational math program. Together, we'll dive into tools and techniques that can be used to make math make sense. 

Register online on our Events Calendar. If registered, you will be sent a link on the day of the program to join in with one of the library's Tech Assistants.

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