Resources from the BF LMC

Week of 9/1/13

September is...

*National Library Card Sign-up Month


*National Rice Month


*National Head Lice Prevention Month


*Baby Safety Month


*Backpack Safety Month

This week is...

*9/2- Labor Day


*9/4- Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.


*9/5 - Be Late for Something Day

STEM Apps

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Science 360

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8


Cost: Free


Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text. New content is added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Teachers can email image and videos to save for classroom room. A built in news feed keeps students and teachers up to date with the latest scientific discoveries. It provides the latest science videos from scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation, and more. The pictures, graphics, and videos are of a very high quality. All information is very well organized, easy to find, and easy to use.



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Tinkerbox

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinkerbox-hd/id415722219?mt=8

Cost: Free


If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox. TinkerBox is a free, fun, educational engineering and physics puzzle game. It is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts. In Puzzle mode, players are given a task to complete. In Invent mode, students use trial and error arrange and re-arrange elements until they design a successful solution. Students are encouraged to explore their creativity and imagination to build outrageous machines (think Rube Goldberg), and share them with friends. Students can also email their inventions to the developer to possibly be included on the game's website.This is a very engaging app that stimulates creative problem solving.


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Operation Math

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-math/id487387270?mt=8

Cost: $2.99


Stop Dr. Odd from his quest to eliminate the world's even numbers by finding his secret bases and destroying his computer mainframes. To complete a mission and unlock rewards the player must answer a certain number of math questions in 60 seconds. Training rooms' help students prepare for their timed mission.