#TANGIBLE PRODUCT #ROBOTICS #ENGINEERING WeDo 2.0 features stackable bricks and intuitive block-based coding for kids aged 7-11. The kit includes a programmable smart hub, a motor, sensors, and LEGO bricks. The smart hub connects via Bluetooth to a computer or laptop, where it can be programmed using an icon-based program.
Scratch is a block-based programming language created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT's Media Lab. It includes an active online community where users share their creations. Scratch 2.0 has an extension for running LEGO WeDo and Scratch 3.0 ary has extensions for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and micro:bit as well.
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children ages 5-7 to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together colorful programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. ScratchJr was inspired by the Scratch programming language (scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of people (ages 8 and up) around the world.
Grove Zero is a collection with sensors and actuators that snap together magnetically. They can be programmed with MakeCode or a downloadable Module Matcher. The kit comes with multiple function sensors, development tools, and a STEM starter pack.
SAM Labs provides everything needed to deliver the most engaging STEAM learning experience to classrooms. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans for a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding accessible, experimental, interactive and fun.
Micro:bit is a small programmable computer that can be coded from several web browsers without any software requirements. The micro:bit comes with LEDs, buttons, connection pins, sensors, wireless communication, and a USB interface. This platform features lesson plans with detailed activities for teachers to integrate micro:bit into primary and secondary school classrooms.