The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s fast-paced webcast seriesSTEM in 30 engages middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics ranging from World War I airplanes to rovers on Mars.
Created by experienced teachers and programmers, CodeArt – Programming Puzzles by Pentaquistic Solutions is an introduction to programming for children (aged 7 and up). Designed for the iPad and iPhone, this free app features an innovative modeless paradigm, where the code is always running and no separate “Run” button is needed.
The Secret Lab Kidsapp shows children aged 5–9 how fun science can be. Using this free app, students set out on an adventure to an unknown world—a world where Thomas Edison had a secret lab in which he invented a virtual version of himself and a nearly completed robot to guide and inspire future generations of young scientists.
The nonprofit Maker EducationInitiative in Oakland, California, supports educators and communities—particularly those in underserved areas—to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth.