STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math

Do you know a budding scientist, programmer, mathematician, or engineer? These apps, TV shows, websites, games, and books are perfect for a kid who loves to tinker, experiment, and build. Kids can sharpen their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills as they engage in rich interactive activities and learn about inspirational stories in these fields. From books about successful women in STEM to apps that make coding easy, use these tools to open up a world of possibility and spark kids' interest in STEM topics and careers. For more fun STEM-related media, check out our list of Best Engineering Games, Apps, and Websites.

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Bedtime Math

age 3+

Daily problem can help kids make math a habit.

URL: http://bedtimemath.org/ (2012)
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TV

Blaze and the Monster Machines

age 3+

Friendly characters + STEM content = smart pick for tots.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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TV

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

age 3+

Funny feline makes natural science fun for kids.

Network: PBS Kids (2010)
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APP

The Cat in the Hat Builds That

age 4+

Upbeat feline offers fun STEM exploration on- and offscreen.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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BOOK

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years: Our Universe, Book 1

age 4+

Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.

By: Stacy McAnulty (2017)
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BOOK

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

age 4+

Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.

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How to Code a Sandcastle

age 4+

Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.

By: Josh Funk (2018)
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APP

Jet's Bot Builder: Robot Games

age 4+

Build robots and more in challenging space puzzler.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2019)
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APP

Peep Ciencias: Rampas

age 4+

Awesome tool to explore STEM concepts on- and offline.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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APP

Tami's Tower

age 4+

Build a tower, test, and improve to help a hungry monkey.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2019)
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APP

Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

age 4+

Dancing caterpillar gives young kids easy intro to coding.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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BOOK

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

age 5+

Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.

By: Laurie Wallmark (2015)
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BOOK

Ada Twist, Scientist

age 5+

Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.

By: Andrea Beaty (2016)
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TV

Annedroids

age 5+

STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2013)
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APP

Crazy Gears

age 5+

Fun STEM-themed free play with easy offscreen connections.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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TV

Catie's Amazing Machines

age 5+

Stereotype-busting STEM show has lots of fun vehicles.

Network: Comcast Kid Central, CBeebies (2018)
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APP

Curious George Train Adventures - A STEM-based learning game for kids 4-6!

age 5+

Charming graphics, basic engineering, prominent purchases.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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TV

Cyberchase

age 5+

Problem-solving cyber-adventures for kids.

Network: PBS (2002)
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WEBSITE

DiscoverE

age 5+

Stellar source of engineering info and experiments.

URL: http://discovere.org (2020)
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WEBSITE

DreamBox Learning Math

age 5+

Online math games adjust in difficulty as you play.

URL: https://www.dreambox.com (2009)