At the STEM shoppe, we love neat STEM tools that help us learn about technology, engineering, science and mathematics! Using a variety of resources to engage in learning helps to make STEM so much fun! What is your favorite STEM tool?
Dash and Dot
If you have been to the STEM shoppe, you have met our blue friends, Dash and Dot! These adorable robots are an incredible STEM tool! Dash and Dot are interactive, friendly robots with fun and challenging software. Learning with Dash and Dot is never dull as you experiment with the fascinating features and exciting adventures. These amazing STEM robots help you improve hand eye coordination, and learn how to program.
Another amazing STEM tool we love at the STEM shoppe is the Arduino microcontroller. This tiny, powerful microcontroller combines computer programing skills with electric circuits; bringing a computer code to life. With the Arduino microcontroller, you can learn how to code a lightbulb to blink or a robot’s wheels to whir. The possibilities are endless with this neat technology.
Van de Graaff Generator
Have you ever heard of a Van de Graaff Generator? This amazing STEM tool harnesses the power of static electricity! This hands-on learning devices helps you learn incredible principles about energy fields, lightning, and static attractive and repulsive forces. And you may end up with a wild hairdo!
3D printing is revolutionizing the way products are being designed and manufactured. This new technology is one of our favorite STEM tool at The STEM Shoppe. Engineering a design for a 3D printer incorporates computer software, problem solving redesigns, and many aspects of the engineering process. Learn about toy design, manufacturing, and bring your ideas to life with a 3D printer.
What makes an iPad an amazing STEM tool? The hand held, touch screen technology of a tablet opens worlds of possibilities for young learners. We love using iPads at The STEM Shoppe as a resource for research, learning software, and hands on application of technology. Tablets of any type are a valuable learning tool that can even be used at home! Educational apps make learning engaging, versatile, and so much fun!
Join us at The STEM Shoppe for fun with these 5 amazing STEM tools. Learn more about our classes, special events, and how to register at www.TheStemShoppe.com
Delia Bayna, M.Ed. is an K-8 educator and frequently provides professional development opportunities for K-8 teachers state-wide.