The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the first episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, and is produced by the Emmy award-winning Video Dads.
The series is called LIB LAB, short for Library Laboratory. Each episode will explore a variety of scientific fundamentals with playful experiments and demonstrations. The videos will live online, enabling audiences from around the world to participate in the experiments.
Thanks to seed funding from Friends of the Library, the first episode of LIB LAB is complete, and discusses jet propulsion. Watch it at www.cbcpl.net/liblab!
Accompanying the video are instructions for a bubble-powered rocket experiment that young viewers can conduct at home. Stop by the Corvallis branch Youth Reference desk to pick up experiment materials, while supplies last.
LIB LAB is produced by Video Dads, a team of Emmy award-winning filmmakers who have a combined 30 years experience in video production. Their work has been seen by millions of people around the world, but they are proud to call Corvallis home.