STEM is rising in prominence thanks to a new focus on science and technology in schools. In particular, coding and programming are quickly being recognised as essential skills for the current generation of students, with the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency predicting that in 2025 there could be a lack of qualifications for key ICT occupations.
Technologies like Raspberry Pi and Arduino are perfect for teaching students multi-disciplinary STEM using programming languages like Scratch, Python, Snap! and C. Below are a few key selections from our product range that are ideal for helping teachers fulfill the STEM and Coding outcomes required by the new National Curriculum.
‘Adventures in Arduino’ Uno Starter Kit + 37-in-1 Sensor Pack
'Adventures in Arduino' is perfect for learning the C programming language. This pack contains all the components required to complete every project in the book, teaching students with no programming experience how to write code in C. Light up LEDs, move motors and buzz buzzers with this extensive bundle, which also includes a set of 37 individual sensors including temperature, IR and audio sensors plus heaps more.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B STEM Coding Starter Pack
This Raspberry Pi 3 Model B STEM kit for beginner programmers and coders has a GPIO Expansion Board and breadboard, plus many components. The full list of components can be found below in the Included Lines section. This bundle is perfect for encouraging student interest in STEM subjects and programming - check out a free downloadable resource from the Raspberry Pi Foundation called ‘Physical Computing with Python’ by clicking 'More Info' below.
Raspberry Pi in a Box Starter Kit - Adventures in Python
This bundle includes 'Adventures in Python', a book aimed at teaching students ages 11-15 how to program in the Python language using the Raspberry Pi. It includes all the Raspberry Pi essentials plus a full size keyboard, so students will be writing code in no time at all.
Raspberry Pi in a Box Starter Kit - Adventures in Minecraft
Learn the Python programming language while having fun in Minecraft! This bundle includes the book 'Adventures in Minecraft', which shows you how to expand your Minecraft game world by coding mods in Python. Seeing the results of their code in Minecraft gives students a great sense of accomplishment and incentivises them to keep learning how to code.
Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Edison Robot Bundle
Use Python to program the Lego-compatible Edison robot in this great Raspberry Pi bundle. Edison teaches students the basics of robotics and coding - he can be programmed to follow lines, bounce within a border, sumo wrestle and much more. Students will love the fact that Edison is Lego-compatible - he can be transformed into a digger, simple printer or whatever else they can imagine. Free downloadable resources for Edison can be found on our Edison site in the Downloads section.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Snap! Bundle
This Raspberry Pi bundle with Snap! is ideal for teaching programming for beginners and students who aren’t ready to program the traditional way. It comes preloaded with the free Snap! code-block based programming software, installed on top of Raspbian OS. Snap! features a drag-and-drop interface, visual metaphors for loops/conditionals, and easy animations inspired by MIT’s popular Scratch project. A free downloadable instruction manual is available on our website, just click the 'More Info' button below.
Raspberry Pi in a Box Starter Kit - Scratch For Kids
This bundle is based around the book 'Scratch for Kids', specially designed to teach kids how to program using Scratch. Scratch uses a drag-and-drop visual interface, making it easy for beginners to learn the basics of programming. Includes all the Raspberry Pi essentials plus a keyboard and mouse.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B PiNet Starter Bundle
This bundle makes it easy to build a Raspberry Pi network for the classroom. The Pi's boot from a single master computer, so teaching students to program with Python or Scratch is a snap. Includes 10 Raspberry Pi's, each with a case, power supply and 16GB microSD storage card, plus a 24-port network switch for connecting them all together.