Teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is a growing concern. And there is an increasing number of tools being developed to cover these subjects. This past week, we enjoyed a surge of STEM-related submissions. Here are six notable tools that were recently added.
- littleBits – There is an emerging category of educational STEM products: Do-It-Yourself Kits. Like motorized LEGOs, they are building blocks that feed the brain.
- Roominate – Of the Do-It-Yourself Kits out there, this is the first that focuses on girls with its wired dollhouses. Boys can play with it too, of course!
- Sector 33 – Want to show your students real world math? They can become air traffic controllers and solve math problems with this game from NASA.
- Science360 – You & your students can look at actual science images & video taken by the US National Science Foundation with this app.
- Sugar Shake – What better way to learn how molecules interact than by shaking your iPad and seeing the collisions happen? Clever and fun.
- 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool – To continue with the visual, hands-on theme here, this app lets students view, manipulate, and stain virtual cells.
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