Currency Education Program: Download the Money Adventure Mobile App
The U.S. Currency Education Program’s first mobile app (Off-site) has arrived! Money Adventure is a fun, interactive smartphone and tablet app that helps students learn about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes. This digital tool brings learning to students’ fingertips, making Money Adventure a classroom and at-home resource.
Money Adventure has two primary components — a note front explorer and a note back explorer. In the note front explorer, students can tilt and tap an interactive $20 bill to discover its unique features. In the note back explorer, students team up with Buck the Time-Traveling Dog on a quest through the historical events illustrated on the back of U.S. currency. This mode features Augmented Reality (AR) and allows users to place components of note backs within their actual surroundings using their device’s camera. After downloading the app, users can access these features without an internet connection.
Money Adventure is the mobile complement to the online K-5 Classroom (Off-site) platform. It’s equipped with easy-to-navigate activities for students and fun lesson plans for teachers. These materials are free to use, download and print at uscurrency.gov (Off-site).
Federal Reserve Board Press Release:
Federal Reserve Board launches an interactive mobile application to teach students about security and design features of Federal Reserve notes
The Federal Reserve Board on [January 16] launched an interactive smartphone and tablet application designed to teach elementary school students about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes. The application complements other material available through the Board’s Currency Education Program at http://www.uscurrency.gov.
Money Adventure is the Board’s first public mobile application. It is available for download on iPhones iPads, and will launch on Android devices later in 2019. Once downloaded, the app can be used without Internet access. Educator lesson plans in English and Spanish are available for use with Money Adventure.
The application’s “note front explorer” showcases a virtual $20 note that children can interact with to examine its unique features. The “note back explorer” features a time-traveling game that incorporates augmented reality into learning and allows students to follow “Buck the Time-Traveling Dog” on his quest through the historical events depicted on note backs.
The Currency Education Program provides users of U.S. currency around the world with access to education, training, and information about Federal Reserve notes. The Federal Reserve Board manages the program, working closely with its partners at the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Its aim is to raise awareness about the security and design features of U.S. currency.
*All information was received from The Federal Reserve. Sterling State Bank does not have any ownership or rights to the Money Adventure App.