Virtual Tech Tank

Our space may be closed but the Virtual Tech Tank is always available!

Welcome to the Virtual Tech Tank. Here you will find activities and technology that you can use at home. 

Some websites may require to download an app, create an account, or login to access. 


STEAM Books 


Frank Einstein and the space-time zipper by Jon Scieszka  

Dragons and marshmallows by Asia Citro 

Science no fair! By Nancy Krulik  

Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty 

Building a House by Byron Barton 

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires 

The little red fort by Brenda Maier  

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow 

~You can search our library catalogue here~


TKSST


The Kid Should See This (TKSST) is an unprecedented collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. And thanks to our members, it’s free for everyone.

Selections are grown-up-friendly, too. TKSST champions smart STEAM, history, and culture-focused content by museums, organizations, and creators who celebrate curiosity, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, kindness, and other essential themes for all ages.

 

Enjoy around 10 to 15 newly-added videos every week, browse the collections, and search topics in the archives.


The Telus World of Science

Science is everywhere! Take a look at some DIY science experiments that can be done from your kitchen at home.


Simple STEAM activities that can be done at home


STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. So a good STEAM project will intertwine two or more of these learning areas to complete the project. STEAM projects often focus on solving a problem and can be based on real-world applications.

Yeast Experiment-Blowing Up Balloons

Why do leaves change color?

Corncob Popcorn Experiment

Paper Plate Magnet Activity

Egg Drop Challenge

Build a Boat!


Free Educational Games to Play

Note some games may require to create an account, a login or to download an app in order to play

Brain Pop Jr

PBS Kids

ABCYA

Fun Brain

Scholastic at Home

Starfall

Khan Academy Kids

Chrome Music Lab


Coding Games

Hour of Code- This website is free, has easy coding language with themed games and is aimed at all ages. Play coding games such as Minecraft, Star Wars and Frozen.

CS Unplugged- Play and learn computer science with out the computer.

Code Combat- Free website with more advanced coding that teaches real coding languages.

Kodable- Great for really young kids, even those that can't read yet.


Favorite Activities at the Tech Tank

Virtual Rubik's Cube

Virtual Etch-a-Sketch


Typewriter Simulator


Favorite Apps

These apps were the most popular at our Innovation Lab. You can download them on your device and enjoy at home.

Ask a parent for permission before downloading. Download from your app service provider. Refer to terms and conditions of the app prior to downloading.


Geometry Dash

Jump and fly your way through danger in this rhythm-based action plat-former! Prepare for a near impossible challenge in the world of Geometry Dash. Push your skills to the limit as you jump, fly and flip your way through dangerous passages and spiky obstacles.


Sling Drift

Fast action drifting with your car around an endless race track. One tap easy to learn controls for all players. How far can you go?


Pixel.ly 3D

Chose an amazing 3D pixel art that you want to color. Select a color and simply tap on the blocks with the same number to fill. After coloring all the blocks, you will have yourself a piece of super cool 3D pixel art!


Crossy Roads

Why did the Chicken cross the road? Play to find out.


Love Balls

The rule is easy, just draw lines or shapes to bump the balls, you will need your wisdom and imagination.

Lightbot

Lightbot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.


Other great apps: 

  • Glow Hockey 2

  • PJ Masks

  • Slither.io

  • Mekorama

  • Sandbox

  • Helix Jump

  • Pac-Man

  • Shooty Skies

  • PewPew

  • Gamestart pixel battle