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 Request

  • To request equipment for your classroom from the STEM Lending Library, please complete this form: STEM Library Check Out  

     

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.

    Problem- Solving

    Critical Thinking

    Perseverance
     4-12
     Spheros App controlled, programmable, waterproof robotic ball equipped with light and sound sensors.

    Coding/Programming

    Innovative Designer

    Problem-Solving

    Critical Thinking
     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.

    Coding/Programming

    Innovative Designer

    Problem-Solving

    Computational Thinking

    Creative communicator

    K-5 Demo

    6-12 Programming

    Arduino Coding Kits

    Builds 15 different projects by coding and programming using the motherboard included

     

    Programming

    Circuitry

    Creative communicator

    Computational thinking

    Problem-Solving
     K-12
     Dot and Dash  

    Programmable robots with a variety of sensors that allow the robot to interact with its environment.

     Coding/Programming

    Computational thinking

    Innovative designer

    Creative communicator

    Problem Solving
     K-12
     Little Bits  

    Color coded circuit design kits.

     Circuity

    Innovative designer

    Critical thinking

    Problem Solving
     1-12
     Snap Circuits  

    Circuitry kit with interlocking pieces and design challenges.

    Circuity

    Critical Thinking

    Innovative Designer

    Problem Solving

     4-12
     Cubelets  

    Coding using locking cubes to perform specific tasks.

     Programming

    Computational Thinking

    Innovative designer

    Problem Solving

     K-12
     

    Bee-Bots Hive

     

    Push button programmable robots that teach the basics of coding and programming.

    Coding/Programming

    Problem Solving

    Computational Thinking

     K-2
     Xyloba Marble Run  Marble run that when built creates music. Engineering

    Music Composition

    Problem Solving

    Critical thinking
     K-8
     Ozobots  

    Small, color-sensing robots for coding, creating, and connecting physical and digital worlds.

    Coding

    Computational Thinking

    Problem-Solving

     K-12
     Makey-Makey  

    Turns any organic item into a circuit.

    Electrical Circuits

    Problem Solving

    Critical thinking

     K-12
     Happy Atoms Physical and digital teaching tool that lets students discover the world of molecules. 

    Making Molecules and Compounds

    Critical Thinking

     6-12
     Squishy Circuits  Usingconductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits.  

    Electrical Circuits

    Problem Solving

    Critical thinking

     K-8