With the kids off from school and their holidays earlier than expected, now it’s the perfect time to explore STEM with them. You may be wondering what STEM is and why it’s important?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math; all areas which are becoming increasingly important in our daily lives.
The introduction of STEM has been bought about to help children gain an interest in these areas and allowing them to learn through project based learning.As serious as the above sounds, STEM learning can still be fun and hands-on, especially with the robotic and coding starter kits we’re going to be discussing.
Ozobot 2.0 Bit Robot Starter Kit – Crystal White
The Ozobot 2.0 Bit Robot Kit is a great way of introducing STEM, and robotics to children, thanks it’s ability to combine coding with creativity. Compatible with tablets over 9″, the Ozobot 2.0 Bit robots can be completely programmed to detect colours and perform commands, in addition to being used to solve problems, create drawings and even have group challenges, which can all be accessed through Ozobot’s web based app or downloadable games. Aimed at children aged 6, the pack contains an Ozobot Bit robot, four colour code markers, an experience pack and a USB charging cable.
Sphero SPRK+ Programmable Robot Ball
Compatible with the Sphero Edu and Sphero Play apps, the SPRK+ is a robotic Bluetooth ball featuring a gyroscope, accelermoter, motors and LED Lights. Completely programmable, the SPRK+ is perfect for children to learn programming through fun hands-on activities and games such as programming to paint, navigate a maze and more. The unique details of the Sphero SPRK+ is the durable and waterproof coating, meaning it can even be programmed to ‘swim’ across water.
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