Digital Scavenger Hunt

Kids navigated the Internet during a digital scavenger hunt at Mentor Public Library.

Kids navigated the Internet during a digital scavenger hunt at Mentor Public Library.

You can find anything online, right?

Well, only if you know how to navigate the Internet. And there’s a big difference between an online search and research.

Kids honed their research skills with a digital scavenger hunt during the STEAM program on Tuesday at our Main Branch. (For those unfamiliar with the acronym, STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics.)

They scoured sites like factmonster.com, kids.nationalgeographic.com, and (naturally) mentorpl.org to learn the life span of a duck-billed platypus, our state bird, and why so many dinosaur names end with the suffix -saurus.

Our goals:

  1. Teach them some reliable sites where they can find answers to their questions.
  2. Give them good researching skills, so they know the most efficient way to find those answers.
Ms. Amy, one of our children's library associates, helps kids search the Internet for information more efficiently.

Ms. Amy, one of our children’s library associates, helps kids search the Internet for information more efficiently.

By the way, our STEAM series continues all of this month.

For the next three Tuesdays, we’re hosting programs that offer hands-on learning about:

Each of these sessions begin at 4 p.m. at our Main Branch.

They are free and open to all kids in first through fifth grade. However, registration is required. Parents must sign up their child for each session separately. Registration begins two weeks before each respective session.

To sign up or for more information, call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

In the meantime, the library is stuffed with resources to help you learn about sciencetechnologyengineeringart, and math. And they all come free with your Mentor Public Library card.

Darin and Avery find one of their answers in our digital scavenger hunt.

Darin and Avery find one of their answers in our digital scavenger hunt.

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