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STEAM at Plano Public Library

STEAM Kits at Plano Public Library

STEAM Kits


Plano Library promotes innovative literacy for all ages. STEAM Kits offer families a way to experiment and learn together. The selection of kits continues to grow and includes learning components for science, technology, engineering, arts and math to support STEAM-based learning
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STEAM on YouTube

STEAM on You Tube


Watch Plano Public Library STEAM videos. The videos complement our innovative STEAM programs, dedicated to the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics


3D Printing at Plano Public Library

3D Printing

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This service is available only at Davis, Harrington and Parr Libraries. Must have a Plano library card

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Printing

 

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STEAM Connections

Follow us on Facebook to watch live videos Monday–Friday at 3pm on STEAM and family learning activities you can do at home. Don’t worry if you miss the live videos, you can watch all of them with the links below.

Wonder Cafe: Popping off the Page


Wonder Cafe Popping off the Page with Plano Public Library
Have you ever wondered how an idea becomes a product? Explore how the three dimensions of space—length, width and depth, can bring shape to an idea. Learn why 3D Design is important to bringing improvements to modern life. Kyle Aruda, Engineer with Siemens.
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STEAM Connections: Pulleys


STEAM Connections Pulleys with Plano Public Library
A variation on the wheel and axle system, a pulley is a type of simple machine that has helped humans build large structures for thousands of years. Pulleys you see everyday include the ropes used to raise and lower flags on flagpoles and the cords used on blinds in many windows.
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STEAM Connections: Surface Tension


STEAM Connections Surface Tension with Plano Public Library
Have you ever seen water striders or other types of bugs that seem to glide across the surface of water without ever sinking? This is an example of surface tension!
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STEAM Connections: Water Filtration


STEAM Connections Water Filtration with Plano Public Library
Engineer your own water filtration system to create clean water.
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STEAM Connections: Water Cycle


STEAM Connections Water Cycle with Plano Public Library
Explore the stages of the water cycle at home.
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STEAM Connections: Rolling in Paint


STEAM Connections Rolling in Paint with Plano Public Library
Get the ball rolling with hands-on painting! Join us in using balls of all shapes, sizes, and textures to create a unique masterpiece!
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STEAM Connections: Build a Cooler


STEAM Connections Build a Cooler with Plano Public Library
Build your own cooler! Learn how coolers keep things cold as you experiment with ice cubes.
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STEAM Connections: Catapults


STEAM Connections Catapults with Plano Public Library
Ready, set, launch! Build your own simple machine to explore physics!
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STEAM Connections: Balloon Rockets


STEAM Connections Balloon Rockets with Plano Public Library
Will it sink? Will it float? Build a boat to explore buoyancy, displacement, and physics!
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STEAM Connections: Camouflage


STEAM Connections Camouflage with Plano Public Library
Create your own camouflage to learn about animal adaptations in their environment.
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STEAM Connections: Build a Boat


STEAM Connections Build a Boat with Plano Public Library
Will it sink? Will it float? Build a boat to explore buoyancy, displacement, and physics!
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STEAM Connections: Simple Machines - Seesaw


STEAM Connections Simple Machines Seesaw with Plano Public Library
Create a simple machine to test weight and effort with items you find around the house.
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STEAM Connections: Painting with Ice


STEAM Connections Painting with Ice with Plano Public Library
Freeze your own painting brush & then paint with ice!
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STEAM Connections: Zip Lines


STEAM Connections Zip Lines with Plano Public Library
Make a zip line structure to transport items between two locations.
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STEAM Connections: Chemical Reaction - Balloon Inflation


STEAM Connections Balloon Inflation with Plano Public Library
Inflate a balloon using a chemical reaction
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STEAM Connections: Discovering Density


STEAM Connections Discovering Density with Plano Public Library
Explore density with colorful layers.
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STEAM Connections: Constellation Creation


STEAM Connections Constellation Creation with Plano Public Library
Create your own constellation projection to explore astronomy and light
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STEAM Connections: Make Your Own Watercolors


STEAM Connections Make Your Own Watercolors with Plano Public Library
Make your own watercolor paints with items from your kitchen.
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Water Park Engineering


STEAM Connections Water Park Engineering with Plano Public Library
Learn how to engineer your own "water park" using household items.
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LEGO Coding Maze


STEAM Connections Lego Coding Maze with Plano Public Library
Learn the basics of coding using LEGOs or other blocks.
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STEAM Connections: Oil Spills


STEAM Connections Oil Spills with Plano Public Library
Simulate an oil spill disaster and explore environmental science.
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STEAM Connections on YouTube - Barometer

Barometer


A barometer is used for measuring air pressure. It is a useful tool for helping predict weather changes. You can be a meteorologist and make our own barometer with supplies you have at home
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STEAM Connections on YouTube - Fizzy Art

Fizzy Art


See what happens when you combine baking soda and vinegar. Learn how art and science projects are engaging activities for the whole family
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STEAM Connections Tornado in a Jar with Plano Public Library

Tornado in a Jar


This experiment demonstrates how air that swirls in a circular pattern can create a funnel and pick stuff up off the ground
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