Why is Stem/Steam important?
Let's look at all the skills it introduces;
STEM/STEAM & Digital Technology
Virtual Maker Spaces:
Digital Technology plays a vital role in helping to develop STEM/STEAM learning by providing Virtual Maker Spaces. High quality apps can introduce students to simulations that imitate real life situations! This allows them to conduct experiments without the risk, or cost, of sourcing real life materials.
Below are the "Must Haves" Apps/Books I use (and enjoy) for STEM Learning!
Apps - Middle/High School
“Alone worth the price of an iPad!”. Stephen Fry
"The Elements is not just a reference app, it is a rich and engaging love story of the periodic table, told in words and pictures, and allowing you to experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.
"The periodic table comes to life with 79 video explorations of the weird, wonderful, and sometimes alarming properties of the elements. Filmed by BAFTA award winner Max Whitby in partnership with Theodore Gray, author of the iconic book and app The Elements, and previously available only in a few museum installations, this is the most beautifully filmed collection of videos ever assembled to explore and explain what makes each element unique and fascinating.
Apps - Primary
Toca Inventor's Box
Toca Lab: Plants
Experiment with plant characters, evolve them into new species and discover their unique personalities.
Join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks.
Toca Lab: Elements
Calling all scientists! Put on your lab coat because things are about to get experimental. In Toca Lab: Elements you get to meet all 118 elements and explore your way through the periodic table. Use the six lab tools and watch the elements evolve!
Toca Blocks is a unique world-building app that lets you create and explore the worlds you imagine.
Toca Robot Lab
Put on your safety glasses, bring the screw-nuts and come join us in the robot lab! Here you can make your dream robot from odd pieces of scrap and junk.
Desktop: Free - All Ages
Tinkercad is a free online 3D design/printing tool for everyone!
Stem Books for your maker space - Free Shipping!