While the library is closed, we’re offering virtual program opportunities to learn at home on our Facebook page!
Over the past week we put together a variety of science and art activities you can do at home with some common supplies. Watch the videos below to see what each activity is, and download our instruction guides with additional resources online here.
A barometer is a device that measures barometric pressure. Barometric pressure (or atmospheric pressure) is the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of the air molecules above that surface. Play meteorologist and make our own barometer with supplies you have at home!
Tape Resist Art
Artists place easily removable tape onto their paper, color or paint the paper and carefully remove tape to reveal ‘tape resist’ design. Pinching and pulling tape is a great activity for developing fine motor muscles in the hand. FYI, using color pencils or crayons is a easier-to-clean version of this activity.
Tornado in a Jar
Tornadoes are a naturally occurring storm that form dark, funnel-shaped clouds which twists about, rises and falls, and where it reaches the earth can cause destruction. For this STEAM Connections video, we’re making a tornado in a jar to learn how force creates different types of tornadoes.