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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!: Sunscreen Science with Jolene
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Sunscreen Science with Jolene
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Static Electricity with Allison
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Rising Water Experiment with Emily
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Gravity with Kim
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Salt Water Solution with Amber
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Butterfly Puddler with Lori
STEAM Sit Down Online: Paper Helicopter with Luticia
STEAM Sit Down Online!: Straw Plane with Allison
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/24/22 Sunscreen Science with Jolene
Jolene is here this week with an eye-opening experiment that shows you just how sunscreen works to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays. You won't believe your eyes with this one - tune in to see what happens!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/17/22 Static Electricity with Allison
Learn the science behind static electricity in this simple experiment with Allison using tissue paper and a balloon!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/10/22 Rising Water Experiment with Emily
Observe water magically rise in a jar in this experiment with Emily! While the effect is mesmerizing, there's some pretty simple science behind the trick. Tune in to uncover the secrets of the rising water!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 06/03/22 Gravity with Kim
You may think you know gravity, but wait until you get a load of the fun spin Kim puts on this force! Tune in to her STEAM Sit Down to learn about gravity, as well as create an engaging ball run that demonstrates the concept.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/27/22 Salt Water Solution with Amber
What do you think will happen if you add a scoop of salt to an already full cup of water? Will it overflow? Amber will demonstrate this experiment for us & then explain the mind-boggling science behind it!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/20/22 Butterfly Puddler with Lori
In this episode of STEAM Sit Down, Lori will be showing you how to create a butterfly puddler to attract more butterflies to your yard & to offer them a cool drink on a hot day.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/13/22 Paper Helicopter with Luticia
Luticia is here on this episode of STEAM to show you how, with a few simple supplies, you can create a paper helicopter, which is sure to keep you entertained for hours to come! Tune in to learn how to make one, as well as discover the science behind the helicopter's flight.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 05/06/22 Straw Plane with Allison
Love airplanes? Allison is here to teach us how to make one using straws & paper! After we make our plane, we will test it out & learn a bit about the art of flight.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/29/22 Condensation with Emily
In this STEAM Sit Down episode, Emily is here with a lesson in condensation!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/22/22 Parachutes with Danny
Danny is here this week to teach us all about parachutes! Discover how to make your own parachute & then test it out on a toy, while also learning about gravity & velocity.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/15/22 Soap & Pepper with Amber
What happens when you mix soap with pepper water? Tune in to Amber's STEAM Sit Down Workshop to find out!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/08/22 Coffee Filter Rainbow with Jacob
Spring is the season of rainbows, and Jacob is here to show you how you can transform an ordinary coffee filter into a mesmerizing rainbow using markers and a little scientific "magic!"
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 04/01/22 Baking Cupcakes with Soda Pop with Luticia
No April Fool's jokes here ... it is true, you CAN bake cupcakes with soda pop! Not only does it make baking simple & requires you to use very few ingredients, soda pop desserts are delicious too! Tune in as Luticia shows us the science behind soda pop baking.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/25/22 Dry Erase Floating Art with Sally
You're not going to believe your eyes with this experiment! Watch as Sally draws on a plate with dry erase marker, and then observe those illustrations float as she pours water onto the plate. Try this experiment yourself and learn the science behind it in this STEAM episode.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/18/22 Bubble Wands with Kristen
There's no doubt about it - bubbles are a blast! Join Kristen for this STEAM Sit Down, & learn how to make your own bubble wands.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/11/22 Zoetrope with Danny
Danny is taking us back in time during this STEAM Sit Down workshop! He will show us how to make a zoetrope, which is an early form of animation technology. When a person looks through a zoetrope, they spin it by hand. The viewer looks through the slits. The images rotate quickly inside the cylinder. Because the images are sequential, they appear to be moving!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 03/04/22 Refraction with Amber
Don't trust your eyes in this STEAM workshop! Amber is going to teach us all about refraction, and why it makes a pencil look "broken" when it is placed in a cup of water. Tune in to see a pencil bend before your very eyes!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/25/22 Bubble Art with Jessica
We're blowing bubbles at our next STEAM Sit Down. But these aren't your ordinary bubbles ... nope, these bubbles are made for art! Tune in as Jessica demonstrate how you can use bubbles to create a masterpiece.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/18/22 Marble Maze with Luticia
Are you ready to be a-MAZE-d? Join Luticia in this STEAM Sit Down workshop to learn how to make your own Marble Maze!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/11/22 Tornado in a Jar with Sally
This STEAM Sit Down will make your head spin! Join Sally to learn how to create a terrific tornado in a jar!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 02/04/22 Exploding Snowman with Kaina
This STEAM Sit Down is "SNOW" much fun! Join Kaina to create a snowman in a bag which will explode. Learn the science behind this activity & have a "blast" making it!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/28/22 Spinning Top with Kim
You spin me right round, baby, right round! Learn how to make a spinning top using CDs with Kim in this STEAM Sit Down workshop.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/21/22 Air Volume with Amber
What happens when you ball up a piece of paper, stick it in a cup, and submerge the cup underwater? Do you think that the paper will get wet or stay dry? Find out in this STEAM Sit Down Online! workshop where we test air volume with Amber.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/14/22 Making Edible Play Doh with Jessica
Your mama might say "don't eat the play doh," but Jessica has a play doh recipe that you actually CAN eat! Join her for this STEAM Sit Down where we will make edible play doh.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 01/07/22 Separating Spoon with Jolene
This next STEAM Sit Down is like magic right before your very eyes! Tune in to observe Jolene separate salt & pepper using a simple plastic spoon! Can you guess the "magic" behind this science?
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/31/21 Underwater Volcano Eruption with Sally
Lots of fireworks will be going off tonight, but if you want to create a different kind of "fireworks," check out Sally's Underwater Volcano Eruption demonstration! This science experiment will have you seeing stars, it's so neat.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/24/21 Creating Salt Crystal Snowflakes with Emily
Very, very rarely do we see a SNOW crystal in Louisiana, but how about a SALT crystal? Emily is here to show you how you can make your own salty snowflakes from home ... no snow required!
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/17/21 "Faking" Snow with Heather
If you've lived in Louisiana for any length of time, you know that snow is a rarity, especially this year with the warm weather we have been having! So if the snow won't come to us, we have to make our own! Join Heather to learn how to make your own fake snow.
STEAM SIT DOWN ONLINE!: 12/10/21 Bottle Up with Amber
In this STEAM Sit Down, Amber will show you how to keep a bottle with holes from leaking! Join her for a "science magic" demonstration.
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