Advanced STEM

Technology is everywhere, but do we really understand it? From AI, cybersecurity, cryptography, big data, blockchain, and more, these advanced STEM topics can be a challenge to untangle. In our Advanced STEM Mastery Pathway you will get hands-on experience with the future of tech and level up your learning. This pathway is for ages 12+ only and is available as part of our Level 3 subscription. 

COURSES IN THIS PATHWAY

In the Advanced STEM Mastery Pathway students are able to explore a range of advanced STEM topics through courses that address the following learning goals:

 

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of computers and computer engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
  • Be able to use advanced coding languages and concepts to create working programs that meet desired specifications 
  • Develop and use troubleshooting strategies to refine and iterate projects
  • Understand the real world applications of various advanced STEM technologies, related careers, and opportunities for personal growth through technology
Cybersecurity

In this course students will learn about cybersecurity and understand concepts of security breaches and threats. From safe practices in social media; device, data, and information security; and how hacking has changed the digital world, students will build a deep understanding of this critical topic. .

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Blockchain

In this course students will learn how network, databases, and security come together to create a trusted application called the Blockchain. We will touch on applications of blockchain and practice the concepts using a simulator.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Machine Learning

In this course students will learn about the power of machine learning using data pattern recognition. They will design an machine learning application to demonstrate how data can be transformed in powerful outputs with the power of computing.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Artificial Intelligence **Coming Fall 2021**

This course will take students through the concept of artificial intelligence using computational power. Students will design an AI based game and demonstrate the understanding and application of AI concepts.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: You will need to download Python. 

Skill Level: 5/5

Big Data **Coming Fall 2021**

The course will teach students about the power of data and tools available to harness intellgence from data. Different tools and applications will be discussed and students will build their own example of big data.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Internet of Things (IoT) **Coming Fall 2021**

This course combines the power of coding and hardware to show how sensors can be used for powerful action. Students will program sensors to show how devices can communicate with the power of IOT.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Augmented Reality **Coming Winter 2022**

This course will allow students to explore the applications of augmented reality and discover how designs can come to life with programming. Applications and tools of augmented reality will be discussed as students will get to create a range of augmented reality experiences.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Databases **Coming Winter 2022**

In this course students will learn about data storage and retireval using SQL. Students will design database queries and apply their skills in building a functional database as they explore the fundamentals of data and databases.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

Networks **Coming Winter 2022**

In this course, students learn about types of networks, network devices, communication protocol, and how devices communicate with each other. Security in networks will also be discussed as students build a client server game to apply their skills.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection.

Tools & Additional Downloads: N/A

Skill Level: 5/5

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Coding with Scratch

Developed by MIT, Scratch is an amazing coding platform that allows students to create digital animations and games. In this course, students will learn to code as they create animated characters that really look like they’re moving, scenes and dialogue, and even fully playable games as they explore the creative side of code!

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to create an account with Scratch. 

Skill Level: 2/5

Coding with Python

Learn the fundamentals of coding in one of the most popular programming languages around the world. With Python, students will explore new skills and exciting challenges to advance their understanding of computers and programming.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to create an account with Trinket. 

Skill Level: 3/5

Coding with Processing

Learn the fundamentals of coding in one of hottest programming languages; Processing! This unique language combines coding with digital arts and is designed for non-programmers to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Get ready to explore the creative side of code!

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to download Processing.

Skill Level: 3/5

Coding with Arduino

Get hands-on experience with coding like never before with Arduino! Explore the applications of coding as you create exciting circuitry-based projects as you discover the relationship between the digital and physical worlds.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to create an account with Tinkercad OR use the Arduino Web Editor. Purchase of an Arduino Uno kit is optional. 

Skill Level: 3/5

Coding with Micro:Bit

Want to get hands on in the world of coding? In Coding with Micro:Bit students will learn to use the built in LED screen, buttons, and sensors to create a variety of games and projects as they learn the fundamentals of this exciting technology!

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: No downloads/account creation required. We will use MakeCode for Micro:Bit. 

Skill Level: 2/5

App Development

Everyone has an idea for a great app, so why not learn how to turn that idea into a reality? Learn how to design your very own app prototype that you can download and use right on your phone! Learn about coding and programming, quality design, user experience and user interface, and more as you go through the process of creating an app from the ground up.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to create an account with Thunkable. 

Skill Level: 2/5

Web Development

Have a website you love? It’s powered by HTML! In this course, students will explore this important programming language as they learn to create their own websites from scratch using HTML and CSS.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to create an account with Trinket.

Skill Level: 3/5

Coding with Java *Coming Soon*

Learn the fundamentals of coding with Java. This programming language is used by developers around the world to create apps, websites, and more. With Java, students will explore new skills and hands-on challenges to advance their understanding of computers and programming.

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to download Eclipse. 

Skill Level: 4/5

Coding with C++ *Coming Soon*

Learn the fundamentals of coding in an advanced programming languages used in the workforce; C++.  This unique language provides robust coding experience. This program is designed for students interested in coding who have some prior understanding of the fundamentals of computer programming,

Technology Requirements: A computer with an internet connection. 

Tools & Accounts: You will need to download Eclipse. 

Skill Level: 4/5

Standards Alignment

STEAM Hub is fully aligned to core national and international curriculum including CSTA Standards, ISTE Standards, NGSS Standards, Common Core Standards, and more. 

FAQ

With more than 30 courses across 7 mastery pathways, you may be wondering where to start!

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about our individual courses to help you dive into your fearless learning journey.

Are there any prerequisites?

There are no firm prerequisites for any individual course, although some are certainly more advanced than others. See our suggestions for each course for more information on skill level appropriateness. 

Do I need to start with a certain course?

You decide where you’d like to start! Based on your interests, experience, and goals you choose which courses you’d like to explore and in what order. You are able to determine your own learning pathway to create your own custom experience. 

How long will a course take me?

Each of our courses include 20+ hours of learning content (including optional extensions as part of our Global Goals Challenges), but every learner is unique! If you move faster or slower through a course, that’s okay. Take your time and explore at your own pace. 

I'm new to all of this. What's a good course to start with?

If you’re really want a course recommendation, some of our most popular courses include Video Game Design with MakeCode Arcade, 3D Design, Storytelling with Minecraft, Coding with Scratch, and Coding with Python. 

Do I need to complete all of the courses in a mastery pathway?

Nope! You decide which courses you’d like to explore. Our mastery pathways are here to help guide you if you find some courses that really speak to you. If you complete 3+ courses in a mastery pathway, you will earn the trophy for that pathway. However, you still earn medals for each individual course you complete.

What if I need help?

We’re here for you! Send us an email at support@stemminds.com and one of our experts will get back to you ASAP. 


I love STEAM Hub!

The video lessons were extremely helpful since I barely knew anything about coding when I started. It was easy to follow the instructions and I learned that there are so many things you could do with coding. Now I know the basics of coding! I’m really happy with STEAM Hub!

Alex G., Student

Level 1: Foundational Courses

  • Foundational courses including computer skills, language and math
  • Free trial courses for Level 2 included
  • No prior knowledge required

Level 2: Introductory Courses

  • For students ages 8+
  • 20+ of our most popular courses
  • No prior knowledge required
  • Some adult support for downloads required

Level 3: Advanced Courses

  • For students ages 12+
  • 15+ advanced courses in AI, Cybersecurity, and more
  • Level 2 courses recommended as a pre-requisite

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