STEM

Support children’s exploration of STEM concepts in your after-school or summer learning program. With Kaplan’s selection of interactive STEM-related toys and games, kids can learn the basics about mechanics, robotics, environmental science, physics, electricity, and more.

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STEM Journals - Set of 10
STEM Journals - Set of 10
Item: 86303
Status: In Stock
$21.95
3 years & up. This 8 page STEM Journal outlines how to utilize the scientific process in an early childhood classroom. Each of the 8.5" x 11" pages provide a space for children to draw pictures along with developmentally appropriate lines to write text as they utilize the scientific method. Perfect addition to any science center! Set of 10 journals.
UGears Pneumatic Engine - Mechanical Model Kit
UGears Pneumatic Engine - Mechanical Model Kit
Item: 147870
Status: In Stock
$20.95
14 years & up. Expand your knowledge of steam power with this self-assembly pneumatic engine model! This model shows how steam engine uses air pressure instead of steam to move and function. The use of a simple, inflated balloon is all it takes to get the gears set in motion. Approximate time to assemble: 2 hours. Measures 3.9"H x 3"W x 6.4"L. Includes 81 pieces.
UGears Hurdy-Gurdy - Mechanical Model Kit
UGears Hurdy-Gurdy - Mechanical Model Kit
Item: 147869
Status: In Stock
$70.95
14 years & up. Expand your hobby with this guitar mechanical model that is not only a self-assembly toy, but as well as a fully-fledged musical instrument. Create sound by turning the hand-turned wheel that brushes against the bourdon and melody strings. Gears and reduction mechanisms move strings around and adjust their heights to make new sounds. Approximate time for assembly: 4-5 hours. Measures 8.7"H x 6.5"W x 15.7"L. Includes 292 pieces and detailed instructions.
UGears STEM LAB Gearbox - Educational Mechanical Model Kit
UGears STEM LAB Gearbox - Educational Mechanical Model Kit
Item: 147867
Status: In Stock
$20.95
8 years & up. Using the basic STEM concepts, this mechanical gearbox is an advanced learning experience that can really operate as a 4-speed box. While its construction mirrors that of an advanced 3D puzzle, there is much to learn and discover. The pieces that make up the gearbox can be found throughout much of our daily life, giving the user a new perspective. Approximate assembly time: 1-2 hours. Size of model: 4.3"H x 3.9"W x 5.1"L. Includes 120 pieces, a pocket model study… More »
Mechanical Engineering®: Robotic Arms Kit
Mechanical Engineering®: Robotic Arms Kit
Item: 146203
Status: In Stock
$62.95
7 years & up. Build 6 functioning mechanical arms, grabber claws, and legs with this Mechanical Engineering® Kit by Thames & Kosmos. Learn mechanical engineering principles firsthand as you build claws that can grab and lift using pneumatic and hydraulic systems powered by air pressure. Included: 201 Building pieces and a 32-Page manual with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions.
Mega Cyborg Hand - Build Your Own Giant, Wearable, Hydraulic Hand
Mega Cyborg Hand - Build Your Own Giant, Wearable, Hydraulic Hand
Item: 147821
Status: In Stock
$49.95
8 years & up. Build your very own large, hydraulic hand with this interactive science kit! The hand is made up of over 200 pieces, with water filling the piston tubes that allow the mechanical fingers to open and close with your own fingers. Learn all about hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how they are used in industrial robots. Includes 203 pieces and a 40 page manual to guide users through the building process and provide them with scientific information.
Translucent Indoor/Outdoor Chute & Stands
Translucent Indoor/Outdoor Chute & Stands
Item: 34516P
Status: In Stock
$59.95 - $185.95
2 years & up. This set of plastic water channels, in two sizes, and Chute Stands are perfect for a hands-on play experience! Transparent channels allow children to experiment with gravity as they watch materials move from one channel to the next. Children will learn about cause and effect of as they experiment with different positions and angels. Use with the STEM Chute Stands Set for even more possibilities. The 3 stands are made of powder-coated steel and are designed with a rounded base for… More »
Magnetic Wands
Magnetic Wands
Item: 81117P
Status: In Stock
$2.95 - $14.95
3 years & up. Strong ceramic magnets with an easy grip plastic handle. How do Magnets Work? Teach young scientists about magetism without a mess. Just waive these wands over different objects to see if they are magnetic. Each magnet can pick up small items such as paperclips and iron shavings. Available individually and in sets of 3 or 6. Colors will vary.
Sorting Shells
Sorting Shells
Item: 61081P
Status: In Stock
$5.95 - $24.95
3 years & up. Look under the magnifying glass to see the different details of the shells or use for counting, sorting, and up-close viewing. These genuine, assorted sea shells come in different sizes. Available in a set of 12 or a set of 48.
Tweezers
Tweezers
Item: 34041P
Status: In Stock
$6.95 - $12.95
18 months & up. These tweezers help toddlers develop pincer grasp, an important early fine motor skill. Ergonomic depressions on each tweezer guide proper grip. Can be used with manipulatives, early counting and science lessons, etc. Approximately 5.5"L x 2"W. Assorted colors. Available in sets of 6 and 12.
Agate Light Table Slices - Set of 12
Agate Light Table Slices - Set of 12
Item: 86109
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Bring science into the classroom. This set of 12 Agate slices will delight the little explorer in any child. Transparent quality of each slice allows children to see the layers caused by formations. Color and texture variations can open discussions about likes and differences. The possibilities are endless! Each slice measures approximately 1.5" wide.
Jumbo Eyedroppers With Stand
Jumbo Eyedroppers With Stand
Item: 62610
Status: In Stock
$18.95
3 years & up. Six sturdy, chunky eyedroppers are sized perfectly for little hands and make a great addition to a science center or sensory table. Children can have fun experimenting with cause and effect while building fine motor skills. Stand provides convenience and organization for storage. Stand measures 2.25"H x 4.5"W x 4.75"L.
Wooden Sorting Tray
Wooden Sorting Tray
Item: 89658
Status: In Stock
$14.95
2 years & up. This high quality wooden tray has eight 2" x 2" compartments for sorting, organizing, and defining a variety of items. Use in the math area for patterning and sorting activities, as an organizational tray for small items, or collecting items either indoors or outside. Measures 20"L x 3"W x 1" H.
STEM Concepts and Activities Diverse Settings Poster Set - Set of 12
STEM Concepts and Activities Diverse Settings Poster Set - Set of 12
Item: 89773
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Decorate your classroom or learning center with these STEM Concepts and Activities Diverse Settings Poster Set . These posters are a great way for your children to identify and relate to others as they engage in similar STEM activities. Use these posters in an interactive lesson to describe what STEM based activity the children are engaging in. Each high quality image measures 11"L x 17"W.
Liquid Tile Mats
Liquid Tile Mats
Item: 145753P
Status: In Stock
$44.95 - $170.95
3 years & up. Step on and watch it move! Create a colorful floor space with these bright, futuristic Liquid Tile Mats. Children and adults alike will all gaze in wonder as they step on each mat and watch the liquid move with the pressure of their feet as they walk. It will feel just like you are surfing on colorful waves without ever having to leave the ground! Made from super durable, leakage-proof material and filled with non-toxic, cosmetic liquid. Features an anti-slip back side and easily… More »
Magnetic Match Rings
Magnetic Match Rings
Item: 62578
Status: In Stock
$16.95
3 years & up. Learn about magnetism, develop visual matching skills, and improve eye-hand coordination. Each ring is magnetic -- one side positive and the other negative. When the rings are stacked, they either attract the next ring and pull them together, or repel it and cause it to float. Includes 40 pattern match challenges, 10 magnetic rings, a stand, and a storage bag.
Dynamo Dominoes Construction Set - 107 Pieces
Dynamo Dominoes Construction Set - 107 Pieces
Item: 143588
Status: In Stock
$40.95
3 years & up. Watch the chain reaction of events as the dominoes fall down piece by piece! This set can be set up in all sorts of ways. Let kids take control of how to set up the trail! Set is made of wood, metal, water-based paint, TEP and ABS. Includes 100 wooden dominoes. 107 pieces total within the set.
Natural Wood Sorting Tray with 9 Sections
Natural Wood Sorting Tray with 9 Sections
Item: 32627
Status: In Stock
$31.95
2 years & up. Made from FSC approved beech wood. The 9-sections arranged in a 3 x 3 array are perfect to help children sort according to particular criteria such as size, shape, number, color, or pattern. It is also useful for more open-ended investigations and perfect for collecting and displaying fascinating objects that the children discover. Contents shown are not included.
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning
Item: 98245
Status: In Stock
$17.95
4 years & up. Use these Jumbo Easy to Grip Test Tubes with Stand for Early STEM Learning in your next STEM lesson. These chunky science tools are sized just right for little scientists. Children will love filling these tubes with different liquids or materials for experiments. These test tubes can also be used for dramatic play. Set includes 6 jumbo test tubes with a rack and multiple color lids.
Let's See Nature Loose Parts with Fossils, Rocks, Minerals and More
Let's See Nature Loose Parts with Fossils, Rocks, Minerals and More
Item: 98343
Status: In Stock
$28.95
3 years & up. Children will be excited with this assortment of 18 nature items. With different shapes, forms, textures and sizes, children will learn about the geological finds in the earth. Fossils may review traces of animals or plants, like stems, shells and more. This set includes 2 fossils, 2 agate slices, 2 shells, and an interesting collection of rocks and minerals.
Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures
Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures
Item: 87339
Status: In Stock
$34.95
12 months & up. Encourage your children to explore their senses with this set of Multicolor Wooden Discovery Blocks Manipulatives with Different Textures. Children will enjoy discovering the different textures, sounds and colors to stimulate touch, feel and sight senses. The durable wooden makes these blocks last through hours of play. Encourage your children to make patterns and identify the colors of the blocks they play with. This activity block set consists of 3 visual blocks, 3 auditory… More »
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity on Different Surfaces
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Item: 146856
Status: In Stock
$29.95
6 years & up. A droid construction set that actually moves and works! This Techno Gears Dizzy Droid™ building kit by The Learning Journey will put your little engineer's skills to the test. The challenge is to put all the brightly colored pieces and gears together in a way that will allow them to turn together at the push of a button. When your child is finished building they should have a quirky little droid with eyes, turning gears, wheels and more! Promotes STEM learning. Included:… More »
Natural Loose Parts Starter Kit
Natural Loose Parts Starter Kit
Item: 63824
Status: In Stock
$79.95
3 years & up. Take a closer look at outdoor elements and inspire curiosity while exploring this Natural Starter Pack! Discover various leaves, pine cones, fibers, acorns, grass, seeds, sticks, lotus, and loofah sponges. This set features 17 different natural elements: Willow Balls, Branch Chips, Oval Branch Offcuts, Circular Branch Offcuts, Rattan Slices, Bark Squares, River Pebbles, Assorted Small Polished Stones, Small Gemstones, Small Seashells, Assorted Pine Cones, Bodhi Leaves, and Colored… More »