Science @ Home! is a weekly program that demonstrates simple science projects with everyday objects that children can do at home, combined with an explanation of how the science behind the project works. The program debuted on April 6, 2020, and is tentatively scheduled to run through the end of August.
The idea for Science @ Home! came just after the library closed to the public. Staff had filmed a couple of virtual storytimes the day before staff was sent home, so we had about a week of virtual programs ready.
I thought it might be fun to do a simple science project and have staff post it to our Facebook page, so we tried it. The initial response was positive, so we decided to make it a series.
Los Angeles Public Library's video series covers science projects using common household objects.