There are LOTS of cool things to choose from on the STEAM Bus!

  • The PancakeBot™ is the world’s first food printer capable of printing pancakes by automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle. Pancake designs can be loaded onto the PancakeBot™ via SD card. 

    Great for explaining X & Y Coordinate systems!

    pancake bot

     MicroBit

     MICROBIT! 

    GET CREATIVE

    GET CONNECTED

    GET CODING

    micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun! 

     Wind Turbine and Blade Design - NEW!

    The KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design allows students to explore basic wind energy production and blade design concepts such as pitch, area, mass, quantity, and material on a desk using a small house fan. This kit is the recommended kit to use with Investigating Wind Energy.

    The KidWind MINI Wind Turbine is a simple easy-to-build turbine with an optimally designed, efficient blade set that can light an LED bulb using a small house fan.

     Wind Energy
    Solar Hydrogen

    Solar Energy - NEW!

    The Solar Hydrogen Science Kit lets students invent their own clean energy applications using fuel cells and renewable hydrogen created using solar energy and water. The kit also comes with a small electric motor and propeller blade as the starting point for motorized applications you can build using your futuristic solar energy storage device. The set comes with a complete curriculum on renewable energy with easy to follow experiment manual, assembly guide, flash animations, and background history on the technology.

    • Turn Solar Energy Into Hydrogen Energy!
    • Includes Horizon’s complete curriculum on renewable energy on CD-ROM
    • Lessons on solar energy, hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysis, and basic electronics
    • Build your own solar powered inventions using a fuel cell
     
    A program designed to help students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics using the iconic Hess Toy Truck as a learning tool. 
     hess truck and dragster
     Goldie Blox

    In this award-winning debut story, Goldie builds a spinning machine to help her dog, Nacho, chase his tail. Soon all her friends want in on the action. Help Goldie build a belt drive machine to spin everybody!

    • Educational and People's Choice Toy of the Year Award Winner. 
    • A book series plus construction set starring Goldie, the girl inventor. 
    • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles, and confidence in problem-solving.
    • Comes equipped with 16 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities.
     
     
     Where is the Best City in the World? It's In Your Head! Design and build your city just like an urban planner. Use colored pencils, templates and traceables to design and lay out your city, then organize and modulate your 3D buildings. Create your own buildings by stacking 7 different structures in innumerable ways. Add vinyl cling facades to detail offices, apartments, stores, fire stations and more...
     Young Architect
    breakout  Breakout Edu -  

    Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving, and can be used in all content areas. We created this Starter Kit to get you going and hopefully answer questions you might have.

     

     Ozobots - Grades K-8 - Small line following/programmable robots.  Lots of Math, Science and Coding possibilities with them.  There's also a "fairy tale" activity that has kids craft their own story and act it out with the Ozobots. They LOVE it!

    ozobots  

     osmo

    Osmo - Grades K-8 - From phonics to photosynthesis, Osmo lesson plans can be easily integrated into any classroom. Let these lesson plans inspire your next exciting classroom activity!

     VEX Robotics (5th grade & middle school GTT programs) - Our VEX IQ Robotics kits are the ideal platform for exploring important STEM fundamentals and computer science concepts.   The VEX IQ (with PLTW Launch) offers a twelve-unit, standards-matched curriculum, ready for classroom use.  vex robotics
     lego math

    LEGO More2Math - Grades K-2 -  Mathematics problems can be difficult concept for young children; they often struggle to hold on to abstract thoughts when making their way through the problem-solving process. But this innovative classroom resource utilizes the familiar LEGO® brick as the tool that makes abstract math tangible.

     Virtual Reality Fieldtrips - Grades K-8 - Virtual reality glasses or goggles are a type of eyewear which functions as a display device. They enable the wearer to view a series of computer generated or 360 degree photographic images (or video)  which they can then interact with.  Students in this activity build their own VR device using cardboard and plastic lenses!  google cardboard
     littlebits

    LittleBits - Grades K-8 - LittleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower students to both understand and reinvent their world. Along the way, they engage in powerful hands-on learning in STEM/STEAM and gain 21st-century skills and mindsets.

    3D Printing - Grades 4-8 - 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It all starts with making a virtual design of the object you want to create. This virtual design is made in a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file using a program.  On the STEAM Bus, students work with "Industry Grade" software to develop a pencil topper with their initial on it.  

    yoda 3D printed

     bloxels Bloxels - K-8 - A hands on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation.  With Bloxels, you are the artist, the game designer, the storyteller, the programmer, the publisher and the player!
     
    Engineering is ElementaryIn classroom activities are provided for teachers to use and typically run about 2 weeks in duration. The STEAM Bus is NOT needed for these kits (however it is available to support!).   The EiE curriculum integrates engineering with science and improves student understanding of technology. 
     
     
     
     eie
     lego architecture
    Lego Architecture There has always been a natural connection between the LEGO®  brick and the world of architecture. Fans who build with LEGO elements instinctively develop an interest in the form and function of the structures they create. At the same time, many architects have discovered that LEGO bricks are the perfect way to physically express their creative ideas.