Playing with Sphero this summer!

Sphero is pretty cool.  The Learning Curve got it a couple of months ago and we are still figuring out cool things you can do with it.  Sphero is a mechanical ball that pairs with an iPad and is then controlled through that iPad.  Today, we used a Sphero app and some K’Nex to make our own Croquet court and play some Croquet!  Come join us sometime to take your own crack at it, or some of the other cool tech we have!

 

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Summer Stop Motion

Check out these mini-movies made with webcams, Frames software, blocks, and poseable figures, using the concept of stop motion animation:




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Legos at the Library

Summer Reading is in full swing at the Learning Curve! Check our summer schedule to see what’s happening when throughout June and July. One popular activity is a free build session with Legos, K’Nex, gears, and more! Check out some of the latest creations below:

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LEGO Free Build!

Creative minds + 2 giant bags of LEGOs =

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YAT Performance coming to the Library this month!

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Little Architects

Today, kindergartners from IPS #83 created this group build video using Frames software, a webcam, blocks, and the imagination of an architect!






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Story Time: How Does Your Garden Grow?

From seed to plant, today’s story time took a closer look at how things grow in gardens! We pretended to be seeds sprouting up from the ground, sang some songs and did some garden-growing fingerplay rhymes, plus read stories all about gardening and planting rainbows! Then, we made our own paper gardens with an assortment of green stems and colorful flowers on top!

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Story Time 2.0: Extra Yarn

12065943Today, third graders from Skiles Test visited the Curve and read the story Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, about a girl named Annabelle who finds a box with colorful yarn that never seems to run out–and one very determined archduke who wants to get his hands on that box. After listening to the story, students recorded a podcast of their favorite parts as well as some different theories about the story’s ending. Listen to their commentary below!

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Todd Academy Historic Hoosier Podcast

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Brazilian Dance

This afternoon, we had a special guest visit the Curve: Miss Camila from Brazil taught us all about the Brazilian Carnaval tradition, and we had our own mini carnival in the library! We decorated masks, and then learned some dance moves for a Brazilian dance called the Samba. Check out some photos from the program below!

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