8 Resources to Supercharge STEAM Activities

When their forces combine, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) are a supergroup of essential subjects that lead to long-lasting learning. Using an interdisciplinary STEAM approach in the classroom increases critical thinking, broadens perspectives and reduces overall misconceptions. And it's this constructivist type of learning that builds a culture of students willing to tinker and remix with confidence. Mix and match these picks to help students cultivate design sense and inventiveness, gain transferable skills and make cool, useful stuff.

  Advance Scientific Practices

The PocketLab

Gather and analyze live data anywhere.


Science Journal

Turn your Android into a lab sensor to collect and analyze data.


  Be a Maker


Impressive cross-curricular resource helps put the A in STEAM.



Projects inspire creativity; a place for kids' sharing would boost fun.


  Build Engineering Skills
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littleBits Invent

Top-notch tool empowers kids to invent, build, and control wirelessly.




Make learning meaningful through 3D design.


  Create and Play Games


Fantastic physics puzzler puts a virtual Maker Faire in kids' hands.

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Kerbal Space Program

Design and launch a rocket into space in realistic astrophysics sim.


Find more STEAM education resource recommendations at commonsense.org/education/top-picks/steam-games-apps-and-sites.

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