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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
3 years & up. Based upon the beauty of coral reefs, organic growth and organic connections, Coral Connections helps children create environments in a toy-based format. Soft, pliable plastic components feature snap fit and ball and joint connections to easily build horizontally, vertically or in web-like mesh. Sea creatures and a treasure chest help children build their own stories and visual and audible narratives as they construct ecosystems and form connections visually and spatially. Can… More »
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 4.5" H x 4.5" W x 12.5" L.
4 years & up. This building set encourages children to think like engineers while using organic, neutral colors and familiar shapes for building. This open-ended magnetic construction toy uses frames with a simple click 'n connect system that allows for endless 3D or 2D models. Features a metal plate built into the packaging to store and organize the set of 74 pieces.
Grades K & up. Set sail with real STEM learning! Young learners can dive into early physics in a fun, colorful way with this two-piece submarine and floating raft along with weights, balls, and stars to bring investigations to life. This set also features 10 detailed Activity Cards (with over 20 engaging, high-impact activities) that cover all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of buoyancy, density, and more! Comprehensive activity guide with reproducible materials is also included.… More »
3 years & up. This complete archaeologist STEM kit offers over 40 archaeologist materials including tools, artifacts, and uniform, including a safari hat (measures 4.5"H x 10.95"W x 9.90"L). Children can step into the role of scientist when they participate in a small scale dig using the shovel and rake to find items such as bones, plate pieces, and fossils. The grid and grid numbers help children as they chart and record the items into the artifact journal. Continue the journey… More »
3 years & up. Building blocks that glow! These beautifully colored building blocks are different than the traditional building blocks because they are built from a powered base and every block lights up as you stack them. There are endless possibilities to fulfill imagination and creativity since there is not a wrong way to stack the blocks. Use Light Stax as a custom night light with 3 light modes: solid, flashing, and fading. All three modes have a 15 minute auto shut-off. Expand your imagination… More »
Grades 4 & up. Build all 5 simple machines at once in science centers. Students can construct, examine and explain simple machines to develop a deeper understanding of how they make work easier. Contains enough pieces to build a lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge all at the same time! Modify machines with 4 included weights (two 5g and two 10g), plus 8 included rubber bands to explore effort, force, load, motion and distance. Includes 63 pieces and activity guide.
3 years & up. Need another base for your LIGHT STAX® blocks? Includes one base and a USB to DC cord. Works with our LIGHT STAX® sets #145120, 145121, 145135, 32096, and 32099. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
8 years & up. Experience the power of gravity with the Gravitrax Starter Set! Build your own action-packed track system to send your marbles racing while learning about gravity, magnetism, and kinetics. With over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, discover how the laws of physics affect the track your marble takes with curves, crosses, freefalls, and even a cannon. Experiment using different heights and angles to control the speed of the ball. Build your track using the construction… More »
5 years & up. Your little engineers will love designing and creating their own skatepark with this Skate Park Engineering® & Design Set by Learning Resources. Use the activity cards to complete design challenges or let your imagination run wild and create your own crazy ramps and jumps that will send your skater flying. The perfect set to encourage early STEM learning. Longest ramp measures 10" x 2". Included: 43 Easy-to-assemble pieces: Flag, building pieces, 1 figure with… More »
7 years & up. Develop a knack to stack! No glue or connectors required -- simply stack wood planks to create buildings, monuments, and geometric forms. It's the ideal activity to help children gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as interest in architecture, building, and design. Set includes: 200 pine planks and an idea booklet.
8 years & up. Explore the basics of mechanical physics by building a series of simple machines designed to perform complex tasks that make our everyday lives easier. Build 26 working models focusing on six simple machines: wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, and wedges. Learn the science behind your builds in the full-color, 32-page manual and follow the easy to understand step-by-step instructions to assemble each machine. As your understanding of mechanical physics… More »
7 years & up. Let's get rolling! Build your own adorable robotic pet hedgehog to play with and perform amusing tricks. The robot features a built-in sound sensor and programmed to react to different sounds. After building your hedgehog, you can play with it by making different sounds and watch it tumble, roll, spin around, bristle its spines, and scurry around. Instruct your hedgehog to perform different actions with various clapping patterns on command. Learn about the inner mechanical workings… More »
5 years & up. Your little engineers will love designing and creating their own skyscrapers, cranes, bridges and more with this City Engineering® & Design Set by Learning Resources. Use the activity cards to complete design challenges or let your imagination run wild and create your own city. The perfect set to encourage early STEM learning. Platform measures 4.25" x 4.25". Included: 89 Easy-to-assemble pieces: Gears, building pieces,2 figures, a truck, a construction cone and more, and Activity cards.
6 years & up. Add even more colors to your 3D printed creation! The 3Doodler Eco-Plastic Primary Pow and Fire & Ice set features 24 strands in each refill pack. The Primary Pow pack includes gray, blue, red, and green color strands. The Fire & Ice pack includes white, mint, yellow, and orange color strands. For every inch of plastic the 3Doodler creates 10 inches of Doodle. Each straight-cut strand measures 6 inches. Only compatible with 3Doodler Start. 3Doodler Starter Pen not included.… More »
6 years & up. Add more colors to your 3D printed creation! The 3Doodler Eco-Plastic Fire & Ice set features 24 strands in white, mint, yellow, and orange. For every inch of plastic the 3Doodler creates 10 inches of Doodle. Each straight-cut strand measures 6 inches. Only compatible with 3Doodler Start. 3Doodler Starter Pen sold separately. Includes: 24 Plastic Strands.