Many parents have asked us for activities and resources to encourage learning about STEM at home. Here are a few sites we’ve located that may be of interest:
1. EV3 Software
Even if you do not own an EV3 robot, you can download the programming software for free and play with it at home. The home version is available here: http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads/download-software. This version does not have all the features available with the educational version, which comes with the robots when purchased, but is still a fun learning tool and can help kids work through programming issues at home.
2. The FLL Challenge Page
All prior FLL challenges can be found here, along with the rule books and information about the theme.
3. “Scratch” Programming
Several of our members have reported that they’ve used the “Scratch” program at school. This program, developed at MIT, was designed to engage young children in coding.
Do you know of any other great resources for kids to use at home? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.