Technology

STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an essential component of the educational experience. Famous biologist Judith Ramaley coined the acronym in 2001 when she was the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The institution began to ramp up programs in support of STEM subjects in a boatload of American schools. As...

Childhood is a time of exploration and learning, which is why it is so important to start building 21st-century skills. Nothing says 21st-century learning like exploring circuitry and what better way to do this than through the use of electronic kits? Introduce your child to electronics and circuits using littleBits or snap circuits – two of...

The unique Arduino or Elegoo experience is excellent for building a foundation on coding, wiring, and eventually designing electronic projects of your own. It's great for learning the basics of how sensors and actuators work and can be an essential tool for your ever-changing prototyping needs. Both Arduino and Elegoo boards, and starter kits, are...

Kids and adults learn best through hands-on and applied learning scenarios, which is where the robot kits come in. You know that STEM Education as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is the idea that schools should be teaching these four subjects together rather than separately. People learn best through hands-on and applied learning scenarios, which...

Is your child curious for mechanics and building? How to Identify a Mechanically Inclined Toddler Whether your child simply has an innate knack for mechanical construction or they see you busily repairing household items, a curiosity for mechanics can most certainly happen to any toddler. If they treat every object like a building block or simply...

You know how much we love coding robots! They present an easy and fun ways for kids to learn the fundamentals of programming. And some are even geared for younger children! Even your 5-year-old can begin exploring and developing their STEM skills. Our favorite programmable bot for young learners? Meet Botley. This guide serves to give...

The Spider Robots are coming. When it is time to introduce your students to Robotics, the Spider Robot is a great option. It is an inexpensive way to introduce the building blocks of robotics.  I have used this Robot in my STEM classes for over five years. When I first started using it, my goal was...