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]

Engineering - How to Make your own Bottle Raft

Ages: 5 - 13

Description: This activity could save your life! If you were stranded on a desert island and you had some large empty barrels, you could make a raft to escape. It is a simple matter of balancing forces. The weight on the raft’s platform pushes the raft downward into the water, but this force is balanced out by the buoyance, or “up thrust,” of the water pressing against the air-filled plastic bottles. Because these forces are equal, the raft floats.

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View our STEAM videos on YouTube

Watch our newest video

Older Videos

Mouse Quick Fix!

Working with Unknown Sensors

How to Make a Cardboard Robotic Arm

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 16 (July 22, 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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