What is a STEM Lending Library?
The RTSD Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lending Library is a collection of instructional equipment and technology available to all teachers in Radnor Township School District. Teachers from all disciplines are encouraged to "check out" the equipment and integrate skills such as design-thinking, problem analysis, and creative thinking within their lessons.
Many of the resources within the STEM Lending Library have been made available through the generous support of the Radnor Educational Foundation.
STEM Lending Library Inventory
For descriptions of the STEM Lending Library equipment, please see here: STEM Equipment Descriptions
Equipment Description Targeted Skill Targeted Grades 360 Camera
Cameras which take 360 degree videos to create 360 digital videos.
Innovative Designer 6-12 Breakout Boxes Boxes with a series of locks that can be used in an escape the room, gamification of learning exercise.
4-12 Spheros App controlled, programmable, waterproof robotic ball equipped with light and sound sensors.
K-12 Occulus Rift High-end virtual reality tool that allows students to experience situations that would otherwise be impossible (i.e. going inside the human body or into outer space). Can be used in conjunction with simulations. Visualization of abstract concepts 6-12 VR goggles & ipod
3D image viewer for Virtual Reality and 360 content.
Visualization of abstract concepts and distant places K-12 NAO Robots
Humanoid robot able to communicate in 8 languages that can be programmed to perform sophisticated tasks.
Computational ThinkingCreative communicator
Arduino Coding Kits
Builds 15 different projects by coding and programming using the motherboard included
K-12 Dot and Dash
Programmable robots with a variety of sensors that allow the robot to interact with its environment.
Creative communicatorProblem Solving
K-12 Little Bits
Color coded circuit design kits.
Critical thinkingProblem Solving
1-12 Snap Circuits
Circuitry kit with interlocking pieces and design challenges.
Coding using locking cubes to perform specific tasks.
Push button programmable robots that teach the basics of coding and programming.
K-2 Xyloba Marble Run Marble run that when built creates music. Engineering
Problem SolvingCritical thinking
Small, color-sensing robots for coding, creating, and connecting physical and digital worlds.
Turns any organic item into a circuit.
K-12 Happy Atoms Physical and digital teaching tool that lets students discover the world of molecules.
Making Molecules and Compounds
6-12 Squishy Circuits Usingconductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits.