Check out these STEAM-focused apps, games and websites.

When their forces combine, science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) are a super group of subjects essential for 21st-century learning. There are many STEAM-focused apps, games, and websites out there, but this week we're homing in on the best of the best.

Let's say you're a science teacher doing a lesson on cell division. With Gamestar Mechanic, your students can design games that sequentially progress through the process of how cells divide. If you're a math teacher, you could try ArtsEdge to find lessons on teaching fractions through music notes and rhythm. Art teachers can teach 3-D design while folding in math concepts like perimeter, area, and measurements using SketchUp or Tinkercad. These are only a few examples -- the possibilities are endless! 

To see the most updated version as well as the rating of each STEAM app, game, or website, visit the Top Picks List: 

Kira D.

As Education Content Assistant for Common Sense Education, Kira supported the editorial team with a wide array of projects such as the Graphite blog, analysis of content coverage, content creation for our Top Picks, and beyond. Kira joined Common Sense with a background in education nonprofits and museums and a passion for learning. She has previously worked in administrative and executive support roles and has dabbled in communications, public relations, and graphic design. Originally from the Boston area, Kira fulfilled a lifelong dream by relocating to San Francisco and can now be found exploring the west coast by foot, kayak, and zip car.