A DETAILED LIST OF FREE STEM / STEAM / STREM LEARNING RESOURCES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

There is a lot of online time right now for the kids. But i think you would all agree that not all screen time is created equally.

In order to make this screen time more productive we have gathered a list of no- cost STEM resources for parents so that you just have to click and go. We did all the research for you. So engage your kid in guilt-free screen time today for a better tomorrow for them.

This list is a blend of opensource software's and websites which have resources for kids. While gathering the list we considered the following: Cost, Resources, Gamification (the fun factor), Usability, and Range of Difficulty.




KHAN ACADEMY


When it comes to free resources Khan Academy makes it to top of the list.

What - They offer instructional videos, practice exercises and a personalized learning dashboard which can be used to study outside the classroom at your own pace.

Who - Ages 2- 18

Where- Online

Topic- All Subjects


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS


Specifically made with kids in mind this website is safe to explore for young learners.


What - The main focus of the site is animals- their appearance, behaviors, foods, and habitats. The games teach basic principals like coding, geology, planetary systems, geography, travel, sports, and more while the quizzes encourage kids to think about how they as individuals fit into the grand scheme of it all.

Who- Elementary learners

Where- Online

Topic- Various science topics


CODE.ORG


A website dedicated to expanding access to computer science.


What - Countless short projects on various programming topics.

Who - K -12

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


NASA SPACE PLACE


A kid friendly fun website that encourages kids to “explore Earth and Space!


What - Various Space topics and games.

Who - Elementary learners

Where - Online

Topic- Space


HOW STUFF WORKS


An awe-inspiring- a collection of the material the How Stuff Works community have built steadily over the years.


What - Topics include environmental science, innovation, physical science, life science and space.

Who - Middle School and Up

Where - Online

Topic- Environmental & Life Sciences


SCRATCH

A free coding platform for kids is designed by MIT. It’s one of the first platforms that democratized computer science education.


What - Block based, easy to learn drag and drop programming .

Who - Elementary School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


SWIFT PLAYGROUNDS

* Requires iPAD with iOS 12 or higher


What - Kids solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding

Who - Elementary School and Up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


BLOCKLY

A Code with GOOGLE program


What - Kids follow an interactive path as they Learn to Code. Lessons increase in complexity with levels.

Who - Elementary School and Up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


STREM HQ's FREE ONLINE CODING CLASS FOR CHILDREN OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS


Strem HQ is offering a free month of classes for children Healthcare Professionals , All you need to do is fill out the form and send them a valid ID for verification.


What - Weekly sessions of 60 min for a whole month

Who - Kids ages 8-12

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


CODE WARS

A platform where you can increase your skills by training with others on real code challenges.


What - Java, JS , C#, PHP, SQL and many more!

Who - High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


CODEIN GAME

Learn new concepts by solving fun challenges in 25+ languages addressing all the hot programming topics.


What - Python, Ruby, Java, JS , C# and many more!

Who - High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


CODE ACADEMY


What - Python, CMD, HTML/CSS, JS , SQL, Ruby etc.

Who - High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Coding


DISCOVERe


What - A collection of engineering activities for kids

Who - Middle, High School

Where - Online

Topic- Engineering


BRAIN POP

A collection of science, technology, engineering, and math topics, including animated movies, quizzes, activities, learning games, and lesson ideas and resources for educators.


What - Exploring Engineering via games.

Who - 4th Grade and Up, there is a BrainPOP jr. for K-3 as well

Where - Online

Topic- Engineering


DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL

A PBS kids program


What - Exploring Engineering via watching and building also has games with engineering activities.

Who - Elementary School kids

Where - Online

Topic- Engineering


INSTRUCTABLES

Instructables is a community for people who like to make things.


What - Exploring Engineering via watching and building projects made by the instructables community.

Who - Middle School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Engineering


MAKE

A Make Magazine community.


What - Exploring Engineering with Maker Camp and Maker Faire

Who - Middle School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Engineering



BLENDER

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.


What - Learn to make and explore 3D modelling.

Who - Middle School and up

Where - Online

Topic- 3D Design


KIDS THINK DESIGN

Kids are able to share their designs with the community.


What - Kids are able to share their designs with the community.

Who - High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Various design disciplines.


GIMP

GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. In simple terms it does what Adobe photoshop could do , there are some limitations , but its FREE!


What - A graphics editor software.

Who - There is no restrictions but the recommended age is High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Graphic design.


PIXLR

Pixlr is a free online photo editor right in your browser. Experience next level, intuitive photo editing with AI-powered tools


What - A graphics editor software.

Who - There is no restrictions but the recommended age is High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Graphic design


INKSCAPE

Open source design tool


What - A software for vector based graphics.

Who - There is no restrictions but the recommended age is High School and up

Where - Online

Topic- Graphic design


There is a lot more stuff out there , but we tried to gather a list that is most productive for kids. If you think of any additional resource which you would like to see here, please email us at info@stremhq.com for evaluation.


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