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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

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

Google Cardboard [VR]

The Google Cardboard headset

Level: K-12
Requires smartphone

Tags: art, computer science, experience, virtual reality

LittleBits Code [Circuit]

LittleBits code pieces connected to a computer with "CE" displayed on the lightup screen

Level: Grade 3-8
Requires computer and app

Tags: circuits, coding, creative, invention

Osmo Masterpiece [Art Set]

Osmo Masterpiece in progress. An iPad is set up on the table and a flower is projected on the iPad screen. The iPad screen is streaming a video of the whiteboard placed in front of the iPad. Part of the flower has been drawn on the whiteboard Osmo Masterpiece set up. An iPad is on a table and in the Osmo base. It shows the outline of a flower projected onto its image of the whiteboard below. The Masterpiece whiteboard is set up on the table directly in front of the ipad and someone is drawing the outline of the flower by watching the screen as they draw. What comes with Osmo Masterpiece: a blue marker bag, an eraser fabric, six whiteboard markers, and the Masterpiece whiteboard

Level: K-7
Requires iPad

Tags: art, creative, osmo, shapes

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

Snap Circuit Light

All of the parts of the Electronic Snap Circuit Light are pictured. They include one base grid, three one-snap wires, six two-snap wires, three three-snap wires, one four-snap wire, one five-snap wire, one six-snap wire, two battery holders, two capacitors, three light emitting diodes, two jumper wires, a motor, a spare motor top, a glow fan blade, a disk holder, disk cutouts, two transistors, a phototransistor, three resistors, a slide switch, a press switch, a speaker, a microphone, a color organ, a stereo cable, a strobe IC, an infrared receiver, a fiber optic cable, two fiber optic cable holders, a fiber optic tree, a mounting base for the tree, a tower LED attachment, an egg LED attachment, prismatic film, and RGB filters.A constructed snap circuit. Several conductive parts are connected so that multiple LEDs are lit up.

Level: K-12

Tags: creative, circuits, conductivity, engineering

Squishy Circuits

6 colorful conductive doughs, 2 black and white non-conductive doughs, 25 lights, battery pack, and conductive wires

Level: Grade 3-8

Tags: art, circuits, conductivity, creative, design, invention

Steam Student Set

What comes with the steam student set: building boards, wheels, a USB cord, a power outlet, batteries, and conductive bitsA sample of a project built using the steam student set guide: a two-wheeled moving vehicle

Level: Grade 3-12

Tags: creative, circuits, design, engineering, invention, robotics

Vex IQ Super Kit

Parts of the Vex IQ Super Kit laid out unassembled including wheels, connectors, platforms, batteries, controllers, wires, and control centers

Level: Grade 3-9

Tags: creative, coding, design, engineering, programming, robotics 

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