Amy Chesman's blog
What does your child view on the internet? Practical jokes, funny animal videos, mindless games?? Science News is a magazine of the Society for Science and the Public. Explore this website for current research and education in the fields of science. You will be happy that your young ones are learning. They will get a view of this school subject in a whole new light. Recent topics include:
The National Security Agency's website has a cool page for youngsters called America's Cryptokids. Fun games and activities teach all about codes and ciphers, as well as how to make and break them. In addition, find out how the NSA works to protect our government's secrets.
CHECK IT OUT: http://nsa.gov/kids/index.htm
(scroll to the bottom of NSA home page and click on Kids Page icon)
Believe it or not, winter is here. But with 50 degree temperatures currently reading on the thermometer, it's hard to imagine that cold and snowy days are just around the corner. Until they arrive, you can get a frosty glimpse of the past on the internet. At www.snowflakebentley.com you can learn about the fascinating man, Wilson A. Bentley. Also known as "Snowflake" Bentley, he was a self educated farmer, who developed a technique of attaching a camera to a microscope. In 1885, he became the first person to photograph a single snowflake. Learn more about "Snowflake" and view his actual images on this truly unique website.
December 29th @12- 2:00pm
Children in grades 2nd- 6th are welcomed to join Mike Bader, founding member of LUGNY (Lego Users Group of New York). Come build a take home project and collaborate on a masterpiece that will be displayed in the library. Space is limited. Registration begins Monday Dec. 19th.
The library provides research tools that are literally at your finger tips. These research databases can be accessed at the library or from the comfort of your own home. Just start from the library's home page and choose the Research tab. Then select Databases. A new page will open and from there, select the Students tab. Once you determine which database that you would like to view, you may be asked to enter your library card number. These databases are current and reliable resources that include full-text reference and magazine articles. In addition, many provide color photographs, audio, video, and citation. Attached is a brief description of each database to help get you started:
Traditional study and homework has evolved with the development of the internet. It can be an invaluable resource that turns a dreaded task into alot of fun. Many websites offer activities that help children learn skills and reinforce concepts through flashcards, practice tests, interactive games, worksheets, and much more. Below are a few suggestions for math websites: