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Turing Tumble

This is just about the coolest toy I've ever seen! Build marble powered computing devices to learn how computers work and explore the logic of programming. The set comes with all the necessary parts and a book of puzzle challenges. It's also very reasonably priced!

42 Electronics

Curriculum and parts kit for learning electronics, robotics, and Python programming. There is one level available now, and 3 more coming out over the next year. Price is pretty reasonable, and the writers appear to be a homeschooling family!

Curiosity Machine

This is a very inspiring, free science resource for elementary and junior high levels. Explore hands-on science challenges: watch videos and build your own version of the project. You can share your results with other users if you want. 

CodaKid

Self-paced, online coding classes for ages 7 to 15. These classes are different than programs like Scratch, because they use actual coding instead the simplified drag-and-drop system. Students use coding to create their own games, or content in Minecraft and Roblox. Price is a bit high, but there is a 14 day free trial.

Code Club

Free resources for learning coding through projects. There are projects using Scratch, Python, HTML, and other languages, plus resources for starting your own coding club. 

Teach Engineering

A free library of learning units, lessons, and hands-on activities in STEM subjects. Registering for free membership allows you to save favorites and connect with other educators. These materials are designed for classroom use, but easily adaptable.

Youth Digital

Online courses in coding, game design, and animation for ages 8 to 14. Courses are self-paced, with video lessons and project-based learning. The price is a bit high, but you can get discounts through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Mrs. O's House

This site has a large collection of resources for about upper elementary to jr. high levels. There are internet hunts, project-based resources, puzzles, worksheets, and more. Subject matter is mostly history and science topics.

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