We have added to our collection of drones. This new drone allows the children to view what is above them with the camera attached. It travels outside and is able to take pictures from high in the air. The children will be able to explore the local area with this drone, controlling it with our Ipads.
K’NEX Education offers a wide variety of STEM building toys that are ideal for the classroom. Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels can boost their knowledge of STEAM with these building toys that include hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities.
We are now building the Golden Gate bridge with our new K'Nex kit.
Keep up-to-date with our progress.
Lego Mindstorms Education Ev3
We were introduced to these kits while attending the Feilte conference.
Our STEAM room already has 8 of the Lego We.Do 2.0 kits and the children are all familiar with the kits. However, we wanted to challenge the children even more and so we now have the more advanced version, Lego MindStorm Education Ev3.
This set contains everything you need to start teaching STEAM and computer science using the exciting LEGO mindstorms concept. It offers full teacher support, including STEAM and computing teaching materials, and a comprehensive eLearning program.
The children have already started building their own bots and programming them to carry out a number of tasks. We look forward to exploring the hundreds of builds that can be done with this kit.
Lego Education; Simple and Powered Machines Kit
This kit is designed to help the children understand machines and mechanisms. It links what they are learning about Science in the classroom with what they are doing in the STEAM room. After learning about forces, levers and pulleys in the classroom the children from 3rd class built their own one with this kit.
One of our new resources in the STEAM room is two Makey Makey kits.
The kit is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips, and a USB cable, the kit uses closed loop electrical signals to send the computer either a keyboard stroke or mouse click signal. This function allows the Makey Makey to work with any computer program or webpage since all computer programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse click inputs.
This kit allows the children to build and create different objects and then bring them to life. For example, build a drum kit in Art in the classroom and then, using Makey Makey, turn it into a drum that plays music.
The opportunities are endless with this new resource.