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STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!

New STEAM Sit Down Online premiering every Friday at 4 PM!
Join our staff for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) workshops suitable for all ages.

 

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/3/21
Loom Beading with Lucas

In this STEAM Sit Down, Lucas, member of the Houma Nation, will be demonstrating how to bead using a loom! Enjoy his demonstration in this episode of STEAM Sit Down.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/26/21
Soap-Powered Boat with Jolene

Jolene will be teaching you how to power a boat with ... soap! 🧼 Tune in to learn how to make your own sudsy ship.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/19/21
Homemade Quicksand with Andrew

If you're familiar with quicksand from films or video games, you know that is is sand that has become waterlogged & is unable to support weight. Andrew will be showing you home to make your own quicksand at home in this episode of STEAM Sit Down Online!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/12/21
Dancing Seeds & Raisins with Kristen

Kristen is inviting you to a dance party ... but this a dance party unlike any you have boogied at before! Learn how to make ordinary seeds and raisins do the two step in this episode of STEAM Sit Down Online.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/05/21
Smartphone Projector with Danny

No need to purchase a fancy projector to binge watch your favorite shows when you can make your own projector for your smartphone! Join Danny in this STEAM Sit Down to learn how.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/29/21
Rainbow Density with Stephanie

Stephanie is going to talk density, but this isn't just any old density lesson ... this is RAINBOW density! Tune in to learn how you can make a Rainbow Cylinder of your own & discover the science behind it as well on this episode of STEAM Sit Down. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/22/21
Soap Soufflé with Ashley

Ashley is going to teach us how to make a soufflé that looks awesome, but should NOT be eaten! Why? Because it is made from soap! Turn soap into soufflé with her on this episode of STEAM Sit Down.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/15/21
Simple Catapult with Jolene

Jolene will be teaching us how to make a simple catapult using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, & a spoon. This project is especially fun to make in October because it is great for catapulting Halloween candy!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/08/21
Invisible Ink with Andrew

Andrew will be teaching us how to make and use invisible ink using ingredients from home.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 09/24/21
Freezing Ice to String with Lucas

Lucas will be showing us how you can freeze ice to a piece of string. This is a true experiment, as it takes Lucas several times to get the method right! Tune in to see how many attempts it takes.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/27/21
Fizzy Paint with Jessica

Jessica from our Bayou Blue Branch will show us a fun new way of painting! We will be creating a masterpiece using fizzy paint.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/20/21
Shadow Drawing with Heather

Heather from our Golden Meadow Branch is going to teach us all about shadows, including how you can use shadows created by the sun or a lamp to make a fun drawing!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/13/21
Center of Mass with Shannon & Dr. Chad Young

Shannon from our Thibodaux Branch is joined by a special guest - Dr. Chad Young, Professor of Physics at Nicholls State University! Shannon and Dr. Chad will be discussing center of mass with us on this episode of STEAM Sit Down Online!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/06/21
Burning Candle in Water with Sally

Sally from our Larose Branch will demonstrate an experiment involving a flaming candle and water. Adult supervision is required for this activity!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 07/30/21
Solar Oven with Luticia

Luticia from our Choctaw Branch is going to show you how to build a solar oven, which we imagine will work very well with this Louisiana summer we are having! After that we are going to make a tasty treat in our solar oven - can you guess what it is? We promise you will want "s'more!"

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 07/23/21
Wood Bending Magic with Emily

Emily from our Raceland Branch will be performing some science magic! Join her to learn how to bend wood!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 07/16/21
Lemon Volcano with Amber

Turn an ordinary lemon into an extraordinary volcano in this experiment with Lockport staff member Amber! 🍋🌋

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 07/09/21
The Water Cycle with Andrew

Andrew from our South Lafourche branch has experiments for you to demonstrate the parts of the water cycle! Tune in to learn how the water on our planet constantly changes form.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 07/02/21
Firework Art with Rebecca & Heather

Happy 4th of July weekend! Want to learn a little science while you are celebrating? Then join Golden Meadow staff members Rebecca & Heather to learn how to can make "exploding" firework art!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/25/21
Lungs in a Bottle with Danny

Danny from our Thibodaux Branch has an intriguing workshop planned for you - he is going to teach you how to make lungs in a bottle! Create your lungs & then watch them "breathe" just like our own lungs do!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/18/21
Make a Worm Jar with Lori

You may already know that Bayou Blue Branch Manager Lori loves gardening, but did you know that earthworms play an important role in growing a garden that thrives? In this STEAM Sit Down Workshop, Lori will show you how to make a worm jar so that you can observe worms at work from home! 🐛🌱

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/11/21
Hovercraft with Sally

Living in Louisiana, we are used to seeing hovercrafts, but did you know that you can make your own model of one using simple items at home? Check it out with Larose Branch Manager Sally during this workshop.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/04/21
Doodle Art Bot with Luticia

Are you ready to doodle with Choctaw Branch Manager & her Doodle Art Bot? That's right - she has a Doodle Art Bot! Learn how to make your own in this STEAM Sit Down session.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/28/21
Rock Slime with Emily

Rock out with Emily, Raceland Branch Assistant ... we are making rock slime & learning a little science along the way.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/21/21
How-To Inflate a Balloon with Crystal

Learn how to inflate a balloon using some household items with Lockport Branch Librarian Crystal.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/14/21
Lava Lamp with Andrew

Learn how to make a lava lamp with South Lafourche Branch Assistant Andrew in this workshop.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/07/21
Chromatography Flowers with Heather

Heather wants to buy her mom some flowers for Mother's Day, but they are sold out everywhere! So what does she do? Makes some herself! Learn how to make chromatography flowers for mom (or yourself!) in this STEAM Sit Down Online workshop.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/30/21
Butterfly Life Cycle with Kim

Our branches recently raised butterflies, and Thibodaux Branch Associate Kim documented the journey from caterpillar to butterfly! Join her to watch our caterpillars transform to beautiful butterflies!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/23/21
Cloud in a Jar with Jessica

Join Bayou Blue Branch Assistant Jessica to learn how to make a cloud in a jar. Yep, we're going to catch a cloud!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/16/21
Egg in a Bottle with Sally

Join Larose Branch Manager Sally for some "egg-citing" experimentation! Have you ever tried to fit an egg in a bottle? Sally shows you how it's done! Plus, stick around for the end of the video where she shows you one of her bloopers!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/09/21
DIY Chalk with Jolene

Join Choctaw Branch Assistant Jolene to learn how to make DIY chalk for when you want to spend time outside on these pretty spring days!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/02/21
Making Ice Cream with Kristen

Join Raceland Branch Assistant Kristen to learn how to make ice cream from scratch! You're going to need this recipe for those upcoming steaming hot days!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/26/21
Easter Egg Dyeing with Jessica (and Kids!)

Join Gheens Branch Manager Jessica and her kids to learn how to dye Easter eggs! We will also learn some of the science behind the science.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/19/21
Coke & Mentos Explosion with Lucas

Join South Lafourche Branch Assistant Lucas to learn what happens when Coke & Mentos mix!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/12/21
Making Rainbows with Heather

Join Golden Meadow Branch Associate Heather to learn how to make rainbows in a glass of water, just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/05/21
Dancing Rice with Danny

Join Thibodaux Branch Assistant Danny to learn how to put a little boogie in your rice ... yes, we are going to make rice dance!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/26/21
Musical Water Jars with Lori

Join Bayou Blue Branch Manager Lori to learn how to turn jars of water into musical instruments!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/19/21
Elephant Toothpaste

Join Larose Branch Manager Sally to learn how to make toothpaste big enough for an elephant!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/12/21
Bouncy Egg

Join Choctaw Branch Assistant Jolene to learn how to make an egg that bounces!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/05/21
Citrus Science

Join Raceland Branch Manager Kaina for some science involving citrus!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/28/21
Coffee Filter Paper Flowers

Join Lockport Branch Assistant Amber to learn how to craft coffee filter paper flowers!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/21/21
Magnetism

Join South Lafourche Branch Assistant Lucas for a demo in magnetism using our Magna Tiles! Magna Tiles are commonly used in STEAM programming in our branches. We hope to be able to bring programming back to you soon!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/14/21
International Kite Day
 

Join Golden Meadow Branch Associate Heather for International Kite Day & learn how to make a kite of your own!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/07/21
Rainbow Rain Cloud in a Jar
 

Join Thibodaux Branch Assistant Danny to learn how to make it rain like a rainbow in this "rain cloud in a jar" activity.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/31/20
DIY Phone Speaker
 

Join Bayou Blue Branch Assistant Jessica to learn how to make a DIY speaker for your phone!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/24/20
Melting Snowman
 

Join Larose Branch Manager Sally to learn how to make a fun & festive melting snowman!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/17/20
Snowstorm in a Jar
 

We may not get snow this Christmas, but that doesn't mean you can't make your own. Join Choctaw Branch Assistant Jolene to learn how to make a snowstorm in a jar!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/10/20
Dancing Popcorn
 

Join Raceland Branch Assistant Kristen to learn how to make your popcorn get down & boogie!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/03/20
Dimensional Shapes
 

Join Lockport Branch Assistant Amber to learn how to make dimensional shapes using toothpicks & marshmallows! This relaxing activity is both fun & educational.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/26/20
Air Pressure Demo
 

Join South Lafourche Branch Assistant Lucas for an air pressure demo!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/19/20
Makin' Butter
 

Join Golden Meadow Branch Associate Heather to learn how to make butter. Yes, we are making real butter! Get ready to shake, shake, shake ... this activity definitely takes some arm work!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/12/20
Frankenstein's Hand
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a terrifyingly awesome Frankenstein's hand!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 11/05/20
Slime Time
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica for a slimy STEAM workshop. Yep, that's right - it's slime time!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/29/20
Candy Science Experiments
 

Join Choctaw staff members Luticia & Jolene for some fun science experiments using candy!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/22/20
Walking Water Experiment
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica to learn how to make water "walk!"

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/15/20
Static Electricity Ghost
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a ghost that responds to static electricity!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/08/20
Make a Water Bug
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a water bug, and then experiment with making it float!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 10/01/20
Salt Crystals
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica to learn how to make salt crystals!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 09/24/20
Magical Milk Art
 

Join Gheens manager Jessica to learn how to make art ... using MILK!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 09/17/20
Wave Bottle
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a relaxing wave bottle!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 09/10/20
Salt Art
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica to learn how to make art using salt!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 09/03/20
Skittles Rainbow
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a mesmerizing rainbow using Skittles! Taste (and marvel at) the rainbow!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/27/20
Chalk Art Heart
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica to learn how to make a chalk art heart using chalk & construction paper. This activity is as fun as it is relaxing to make!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/13/20
Marbled Paper
 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to marble paper using shaving cream! With just a few simple household ingredients, you can create beautiful paper, perfect for cards, scrapbooking, & other paper projects.

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/13/20
Oobleck
 

Join Bayou Blue staff member Jessica to learn how to make oobleck! Did you know that oobleck has properties that make it both a liquid & a solid? Tune in to learn why!

STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 08/06/20
Gumdrop Geodesic Dome

 

Join Thibodaux staff member Danny to learn how to make a gumdrop geodesic dome. This dome not only looks cool, it is delicious too!