MOST: Interconnected: Energy, Life, and Water
Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 2pm
NOPL @ Brewerton
(recommended for K – 8th grade)
Interconnected uses interactive demonstrations and a live animal to teach important environmental science concepts and promote conservation. A hand-crank generator is used by audience volunteers to show how much energy different kinds of light bulbs use. This begins a talk about energy use and where energy comes from. Next, a live cockroach is introduced to the audience and shown as an example of the importance of decomposers for the continuation of the circle of life. The audience is then treated to some astonishing science as the MOST educator experiments with liquid nitrogen. The water cycle and its importance is discussed as the liquid nitrogen is used to make clouds.
The Northern Onondaga Public Library offers programs for children of all ages at all three NOPL locations, including storytimes, summer reading programs, family movies, and other special events.
Digital Resources for Kids
TumbleBooks have animated talking books, read-alongs, programmed playlists (organized by grade or reading level), games and more. The books are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Books can be read online or downloaded! Many items made for iPad.
Resources at the Library
Early Literacy Computers are available at each NOPL Library, filled with over sixty fun and educational games. Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer are a just a few of the familiar characters children will find on these new computers. Parents can join the fun and play alongside their children, guiding them through educational games that cover math, reading, writing and geography lessons.