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2017 Summer Reading Wandoo Tracker

Read some good books lately? Click here to sign into your Wandoo Summer Reading account and log your reading minutes. Remember to come to the Children's Desk if you've won a prize.

2017 Summer Reading Web Sites for Kids
This summer, our theme is all about building, experimenting, tinkering, and making. We at the library love reading and believe it can help make the world a better place, but we also believe in the power of invention. Check out the links below to expand your creative genius.

Engineering Projects for Children

Science Kids – Engineering games, experiments, facts, quizzes and project ideas

Instructables – Videos, photos and instructions on creating and troubleshooting projects like Slingshot Rockets, Propeller Cars, Extending Grabber and more

Pink Stripy Socks - Build your own boats that float

Red Ted Art - How to make your own mini robot

PBS Kids Design Squad - Rubber bands, a pencil and cardboard tube = an indoor slingshot!

PBS Kids – Confetti Launcher Video and step-by-step instructions for building your own confetti launcher

PBS Kids - 2-Wheel Balloon Car – Create a balloon-powered car using everyday materials


Science Sparks – Science for every age group from pre-school up. Make a candy tower, paper building blocks a suspension bridge and other fun projects


What Does an Engineer do?

What's an Engineer? Crash Course Kids #12.1 This is a short You Tube video for children on what engineers do

NASA for Kids – Intro to Engineering Video on what engineers do and how they do it as well as resources


Science and Inventions

Citizen Science Projects –Build a better world and have fun while learning. Scientists need help from people all over the world, including children like you.  For instance, you could help conservation efforts by viewing photos from trail cameras in Australia or Africa, or help scientist track sea lions from photos or watch the night sky form your backyard. There are projects in Biology, Climate, Medicine, Nature, Space and more. Choose a project that interests you and have fun helping scientists with their efforts to understand, protect and improve our world.


Ecology

The Lorax’s Save the Trees Game – Online game inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book The Lorax