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STEAM Kits

Your CECH Library guide to STEAM-themed kits for kid-friendly instruction in coding, circuits, robotics, technology, and more.

Bloxels [Game]

The Bloxels pieces, game board with a game built on it in pieces, and an iPad snapping a picture of the gameboard to be used in the Bloxels app to play a video gameWhat the Bloxels kit comes with: yellow, blue, green, red, purple, orange, pink, and white game pieces, and a game board for you to put the pieces inWhat the game looks like in the app after you have built your video game on the game board included in the kit

Level: Grade 3-12
Requires App and smart device

Tags: creative, computer science, design, engineering, games, problem solving, puzzles

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 [Computer]

What CanaKit looks like when assembled: the power cord and the HDMI cable are plugged into the small CanaKit case holding the computerThe CanaKit case with outlets for HDMI cables, USB cables, ethernet cables, a headphone jack, and moreThe de-assembled parts of the Canakit: the case, the HDMI cable, the computer, the power cord, and microchips

Level: Grade 6-12
Requires computer

Tags: computer science, games, programming

Electronic Snap Circuits [Circuit]

What comes in the case for snap circuits: many moving and non-moving parts, electricity conductors, sound producers, and batteriesA built snap circuit where a person is touching one piece in order to turn on a small light connected to the circuit

Level: Grade 3-12

Tags: circuits, conductivity, creative, games, invention, robotics

LeapPad [Game]

The LeapPad, pictured with a cartridge for the Bubble Guppies game

Level: PK-4

Tags: games, problem solving

Osmo Coding [Game]

Osmo Code picture of iPad set up to play. On the screen is the game where students move the character using coding tiles that come with the game. The coding tiles are laid out in front of the iPad so that the reflector connected to the iPad camera connected to the iPad will see them. The tiles give coding commands for "go" and "forward three spaces"What comes in the Osmo Coding box: a base for the iPad and coding tiles. Coding tiles are a caution tile, a hop tile, two wave tiles, a turn around tile, 4 running tiles, number tiles for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and a go tile

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: coding, games, osmo, problem solving

Osmo Numbers [Game]

An iPad and number tiles below it. The iPad is set up in the Osmo base with the reflector over the camera. On the screen is the Osmo Numbers game, with numbers pictured in circles for students to add up on tiles to make the circles pop and disappear. The dice tiles incorrectly count up the highlighted number on the screenWhat comes with the Ekit: an iPad base, 20 number tiles, and 18 dice tiles

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: games, math, osmo

Osmo Tangrams [Game}

An iPad and tangram tiles set up to play the Osmo Tangram game. The iPad screen has a black geometric image of a sitting cat and the tangrams are set up to build the shape on the screen. A check mark is on the screen because the shape was built correctly with the tangram tilesWhat comes in the Osmo Tangram kit: an Osmo base for an iPad, a large blue triangle tangram, a large red triangle tangram, a medium green triangle tangram, a small blue and a small purple triangle tangram, a yellow square tangram, and an orange rhombus tangram

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: art, games, geometry, puzzles, shapes

Osmo Words [Game]

An iPad and word tiles set up to play the Osmo Words game. On the iPad screen is a dragon and the word dragon is spelled out on letter tiles belowWhat comes with the Osmo Words eKit: an iPad base and 45 letter tiles

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: english, games, osmo, puzzles, vocab

OZObot [Robot]

Ozobot sitting in the middle of the game board, which has paths and commands for the bot to followOzobot sitting on the game board from another angle, with paths and commands to follow

Level: K-12
Requires app for online coding

Tags: coding, games, robotics

Scratch Coding Cards [Flash Cards]

The scratch coding cards box

Level: K-12
Requires desktop or app

Tags: coding, computer science, games, problem solving

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