Does your student like to know how things work? Let them explore the world of technology and engineering with this curated guide of digital resources for learning, building, and experimenting.
Use your free Library membership to access these great apps and resources in our Digital Library. No Library card? No problem. Sign up for free online and start using it now.
CBC’s Curio.ca is temporarily offering complimentary access to thousands of programs, documentaries, podcasts, audio content and archival material. They have a section just for kids!
- Interested in how technology can change our lives? Try listening to the podcast 3-D Printing and the $350 Robotic Arm to learn how a team of aerospace engineering students built an affordable robotic arm for a six-year-old boy who can now ride his bike and hug his mom. (Ages 9 – 12)
- Was the telephone a Canadian invention? How do lithium-ion batteries work? Find answers to these tech questions and more with a selection of documentaries for kids.
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks Online
Find full-text eBooks for learners of all ages in the Gale Virtual Reference Library on subjects including coding, business, science, and travel.
- Help your kids learn the tech behind cyber scams to avoid phishing, smishing, identity theft, and other hacks with the eBook Coding for Digital Security by Patricia Harris. (Ages 10+)
- Data, logic, conditionals, and Raspberry Pi; learn coding and brush up on your computer skills with 36 always-available eBooks in the Coding for Youth section. (Ages 8 – 12)
Kanopy is a free video streaming app with more than just movies and TV – you'll find lots of courses and educational content for all ages as well.
World Book Online for Kids
World Book Online for Kids is an online learning platform developed for young users. Children can explore a variety of topics in easy-to-read articles, images, and videos. You can also solve puzzles while learning fun facts or try out experiments.
- Make your own aerofoil, vacuum, turbine, or find out how boats float with the science experiments in the Machinery category under Science Projects.