Some of our favorite STEM resources for distance learning (part 4)
This week, we've gathered some of our favorite STEM resources to help teachers and families support online learning while at home. These sites offer materials for all ages but might be especially useful for grades K-5.
Prodigy is a game-based, interactive platform designed to turn your child into a math wizard. This curriculum-aligned site will keep children entertained and engaged as they master math skills with a magical twist.
With Code Monkey, kids gain access to a variety of games and courses that will help foster a love for coding. Teachers and parents can track their child’s progress and use fully-detailed coding lessons to make sure that the content meets their child’s needs and interests.
SplashLearn fosters the development of important math skills. Through dozens of interactive games and activities, kids can both build on existing skills and master new ones.
- Web, mobile (iOS)
With CK-12, teachers, parents, and kids can tap into a variety of lessons and digital resources including digital textbooks and study guides. CK-12 has an extensive STEM library but includes subjects such as English and Social Studies as well.
Students program and share their own interactive animations with Scratch. Scratch teaches the fundamentals of computer science through a creative computing framework. While students will learn the basics of coding, they can also integrate and expand on what they have learned in other subjects.
- Web, mobile (iOS, Android, Amazon)
DreamBox Learning Math
DreamBox is an excellent resource to help kids excel in math. This adaptive, interactive game progresses in difficulty, allowing users to move through lessons at their own pace.
- Currently free
Kōantum features a variety of lessons and worksheets that help enhance science education. This curriculum-based resource allows teachers and parents to customize lessons to meet their children’s needs and their relevant standards.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids features hundreds of videos, games, and virtual explorations that will help engage and entertain your children while they’re stuck at home. They can travel back in time to learn about prehistoric animals or blast off into space to explore our universe.
The Concord Consortium
The Concord Consortium features dozens of lessons and hands-on STEM activities. Kids can learn about electricity, how clouds form, or how to build a zip-line. Teachers and parents can track students progress, create lessons, and assign content.
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We hope that you are finding these guides helpful during these unusual times. If there are any other resources that are working well for you and your children, we’d love to hear about them! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for additional online STEM resources, please check out our web-based platform, Tinybop Schools, which is available free of charge through the end of the school year. You can also find out app suites on the App Store and Google Play.
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