STEM Engineering Kits

Put the “E” in STEM! Support children’s exploration of engineering concepts in the classroom. From blocks and simple machines to robots and circuit activities, students will love exploring the world of engineering with Kaplan’s selection of STEM engineering kits.

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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 card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4.25" H x 4.75" W x 12.5" L.
TurboPop! STEM Challenge
TurboPop! STEM Challenge
Item: 147583
Status: In Stock
$24.95
5 years & up. Build it, pop it, solve it! Put your physics skills to the test with the TurboPop! STEM Challenge. Load the balls into TurboPop!'s air cannon, press down, and pop! Watch them go flying! Master the cannon and you are ready to take on the STEM-inspired challenges. Pop your way through the hoops, off the wall, and towards the target or engage in open-ended play by building and testing your way to a solution. The challenges ramp up in difficulty to encourage leveled play and continued… More »
Snap Circuits® Jr. Select - Electronic Project Set
Snap Circuits® Jr. Select - Electronic Project Set
Item: 142217
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$40.95
8 years & up. Kids can have fun while learning about electronics with this Snap Circuits® Jr. Select kit! They can build over 130 different projects, such as a glow-in-the-dark flying saucer, phototranistor, or motor, using the easy-to-follow manual. This kit contains music, alarm, and space war ICs to make sounds. Set contains over 30 parts. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Pulleys Discovery Kit
Pulleys Discovery Kit
Item: 24392
Status: In Stock
$15.95
Grades 1 - 6. Teach students the science of simple machines. Kit contains four pulleys (two singles, one double and one triple sheave, plus joining pin) and instructional guide with suggested classroom activities. Sting(s) not included.
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - 7 Model Builds
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - 7 Model Builds
Item: 25251
Status: In Stock
$59.95
Grades 2 & up. Hands-on Investigation Kit supports building a variety of real-world models that demonstrate science and technology concepts. Students will explore through hands-on investigation concepts such as gearing up/down and increasing speed/force as they build crank fans, egg beaters and more. Includes building instructions for 6 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes building materials in a sturdy divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes,… More »
KEVA® Contraptions 50 Plank Set
KEVA® Contraptions 50 Plank Set
Item: 52467
Status: In Stock
$27.95
Grades 2 & up. Learning that's right on track! Young thinkers can design unbelievable ball track structures via simple, stacking planks. No glue, no connectors -- just loads of constructive fun! Get things rolling by constructing the "Shooting Gallery", "Turbine", "Step Curve", and more! Set includes: 50 pine planks, 2 KEVA® balls, and an idea booklet.
Force & Motion STEM Activity Set
Force & Motion STEM Activity Set
Item: 53886
Status: In Stock
$34.95
5 years & up. Get your motor running with real STEM learning! Discover the science of motion through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities. Explore the science of "how things go" as you conduct investigations, solve problems, and explore early engineering. Features 10 double-sided Activity Cards covering all aspects of STEM, plus key science concepts of gravity, inertia, friction, push/pull, and more! Ladder measures 9.25"H, tracks measure… More »
Magnets STEM Activity Set
Magnets STEM Activity Set
Item: 53887
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Grades K & up. Attract early learners to the wonders of magnetism! STEM lessons are irresistible when you add the excitement of fun, colorful tools to scientific exploration. Durable, playful magnets in a variety of shapes engage children as they explore magnetism, polarity, and magnetic attraction & repulsion. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (maze tray) measures 11"L x 8.5"H x 0.5"W. Includes: 2 Bar Magnets, 2 Magnetic… More »
Simple Machines STEM Activity Set
Simple Machines STEM Activity Set
Item: 53888
Status: In Stock
$34.95
Grades K & up. Keep it simple with real STEM learning! Discover amazing engineering wonders through scientific exploration with colorful, engaging tools and hands-on activities and experiments. Introduce and explore all 6 simple machines as you make amazing discoveries, design solutions for real-world problems, and conduct your own investigations. Comprehensive Activity Guide with reproducible materials is also included. Largest piece (cart) measures 5"L x 3.5"W. Includes: Lever Board,… More »
Sink or Float STEM Activity Set
Sink or Float STEM Activity Set
Item: 53889
Status: In Stock
$34.95
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 »
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle
STEM Activity Set Classroom Bundle
Item: 53891
Status: In Stock
$129.95
Grades K & up. Get your youngest students engaged in STEM learning! Designed for kindergarten students and older, each set includes all materials needed plus activity cards and a comprehensive teacher's guide. Includes four STEM sets: Force & Motion, Magnets, Simple Machines, and Sink or Float.
Mini Unit Beam Sets
Mini Unit Beam Sets
Item: 63822P
Status: In Stock
$49.95 - $139.95
Grades 1 & up. Equip children with the tools they need to build the world they want! These dynamic modeling systems introduce mathematical foundations and encourage logic and problem solving. Each set provides a rich and rewarding STEM experience, and with no additional tools required, budding engineers are ready to create and build different structures. Sets are based on the Pratt scale standard unit blocks, and each set comes with a built-in storage case that features construction ideas. Bridge… More »
4M Green Science Digital Potato Clock
4M Green Science Digital Potato Clock
Item: 87430
Status: In Stock
$15.95
7 years & up. Beep! Beep! It's not any ordinary alarm clock, it's a potato clock! The Potato Clock allows you to generate enough electricity to run a digital clock using two potatoes! Just push the zinc and copper electrodes into potatoes you provide causing an oxidation/reduction reaction that is converted to low voltage. Potatoes not included.
Simple Machines Set
Simple Machines Set
Item: 87505
Status: In Stock
$53.95
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.
KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
Item: 52468
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$57.95
7 years & up. Construct tracks of tunnels, funnels, ramps, and chutes, then set the ball rolling and watch your creation come to life. The open-ended, no rules play promotes experimentation, creativity, and problem solving, which are key mental skills for aspiring young engineers and architects. As children build through trial and error, they gain an early understanding of physics and engineering concepts like balance and structural stability. No glue and no connectors means structures are vulnerable… More »
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway
Item: 63198
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. This 90-piece set includes a variety of items to create working waterways. Children can experiment with the effects that construction, gravity, and distance have on water pressure and flow as they create endless waterway configurations. Materials are transparent to allow for easy viewing of water flow. The Build a Waterway STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The funnels, measuring pitchers, connector tubes, blockers,… More »
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
LEGO® DUPLO® Tech Machines - 45002
Item: 89854
Status: In Stock
$249.95
3 - 6 years. Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you'll help children develop their fine motor and problem-solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines. Storage box included. 95 pieces.
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal
Item: 63197
Status: In Stock
$49.95
3 years & up. Over 300 pieces contribute to this kit's endless building possibilities. An assortment of activity card(s) illustrate possible animal and pattern configurations and encourage children to design their own creations. The Build an Animal STEM Kit builds on children's natural curiosity by providing the materials and freedom to explore. The Animal Building Cards give children a start by building a giraffe, lion, elephant, chicken, frog and bird. Children should then be encouraged to… More »
Early Engineering® Set
Early Engineering® Set
Item: 62997
Status: In Stock
$159.95
5 years & up. Little engineers will have hours of fun learning STEM skills and strengthening fine motor development with these five uniquely different products. Each has its own appeal for early engineers, including creativity and endless design and construction. Set includes: Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run, Create-A-Maze, Gears! Gears! Gears!® Super Building Set, MathLink Cubes Early Math Set, and Design & Drill® Bolt-It Bucket (drill requires 3 AAA batteries - not included.)
Snap Circuit Jr. Snap-Together Electrical Components
Snap Circuit Jr. Snap-Together Electrical Components
Item: 24464
Status: In Stock
$41.95
Grades 2 - 4. Students can build over 100 experiments using light, sound, movement and more. Plastic circuit board comes with an easy to follow guide and over 30 parts that snap on so there are no wires to connect or tools required. You can even play electronic games, build radios, digital voice recorders and more. Uses 2 AA batteries, sold separately.
Kids First Robot Engineer Kit - 53 Pieces
Kids First Robot Engineer Kit - 53 Pieces
Item: 145669
Status: In Stock
$52.95
3 years & up. Join Ty and Karlie on their robotic adventure to save the candy factory! This Robot Engineer Kit by Thames & Kosmos is an incredibly fun and engaging way to introduce kids to the basics of robotic engineering. As they read the beautifully illustrated storybook and follow Ty and Karlie's robot building journey they will find step-by-step instructions on how to create each robot they make in the story. When Ty and Karlie make a hilarious taffy-pulling robot to help save the factory… More »
Unit Block Set D - 135 Piece Set
Unit Block Set D - 135 Piece Set
Item: 89795
Status: In Stock
$275.95
2 years & up. Children explore geometric and engineering builds while developing their fine motor, spatial thinking, and problem solving skills through open-ended quality block play with this set of 135 unit blocks. Smooth-sanded rubberwood pieces encourage young builders to create buildings, bridges, and structures, stimulating young minds with an incomparable experience of traditional block play while providing hours of continuous play.
Unit Block Set A - 28 Piece Set
Unit Block Set A - 28 Piece Set
Item: 89787
Status: In Stock
$49.95
2 years & up. Children explore geometric and engineering builds while developing their fine motor, spatial thinking, and problem solving skills through open-ended quality block play with this set of 28 unit blocks. Smooth-sanded rubberwood pieces encourage young builders to create buildings, bridges, and structures, stimulating young minds with an incomparable experience of traditional block play while providing hours of continuous play.
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Dizzy Droid™ Building Kit
Item: 146856
Status: In Stock
$33.95
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 »