With a lot of people home from work and students learning remotely, I decided to put together an article with options for STEM activities and robotics projects for at-home learning.
Whether you’re bored and are looking for your next project or you have a course to finish and need a little help, this guide is designed as a one-stop-shop for all things robotics and STEM.
By Liz Miller
Parents can use this guide as a way to keep their children entertained while promoting educational content. Teachers can recommend this guide as a resource for STEM projects and activities.
Adults can use this guide for professional and personal development resources. And lastly, College Students will find this guide useful if they’re working on a Senior Design project or engineering course and need additional learning resources.
No matter where you’re at in your at-home learning journey, you can use and adapt this guide to best suit your needs.
STEM Activities for At-Home Learning
STEM activities are a great way to get students interested in technology careers. You can encourage children by working on STEM activities at home. While it might seem intimidating to teach tech subjects (especially robotics, coding, and circuits), anyone can be a STEM mentor with a little practice.
Teaching STEM at home is easier with a guide. Here are some STEM activities to encourage at-home learning:
11 STEM Engineering Activities for Middle School Kids
Confused About STEM? Start here.
However, some students might be more interested in building robots and coding devices. If that’s the case, you might want to learn how to make a “real robot” from the comfort of your home.
Resources to Make a Robot at Home
Want to make a robot at home? We’ve put together a five-part tutorial series that walks you through the process of building real robots (start to finish).
Oftentimes robotics kits arrive pre-programmed and all you have to do is connect a smartphone app to drive it around. In these tutorials, you’ll get a feel for what it’s like to be a robotics engineer by making these features, yourself.
Learn At-Home Robotics Classes
If you’re looking for robotics classes online, then you’ll want to check out Learn Robotics Courses.
All Learn Robotics courses include lessons, activities, quizzes, and live chat with an instructor. It’s a great way to introduce at-home learning for technical topics like robotics.
One option is the Special Topics Robotics Course. This course is a “Special Topics” STEM class designed for learners of all levels. The Special Topics Robotics Course has a mix of easy and advanced lessons. If you’re an adult stuck at home or have kids that are interested in STEM activities, then our courses are a great option.
If you’re looking for a more guided approach to learning coding and electronics, then you’ll want to check out Arduino for Beginners. This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of wiring components to the Arduino microcontroller.
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Original article here: https://www.learnrobotics.org/blog/stem-activities-at-home-learning/