Engineering

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 engineering products.


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Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 91332
Status: In Stock
$46.95
3 years & up. Natural and unscripted play patterns emerge when Branch Blocks are provided for building and dramatic play inspiration. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. Use Branch Blocks to practice stacking, sorting and STEM activities. Includes 36 wood pieces.
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
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.
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Item: 89786
Status: In Stock
$144.95
3 years & up. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft plastic wheels easily glide across the solid wood tracks while carrying algebraic people designed for mathematical and dramatic play activities. Foundation Set includes Concept… More »
Block Science Foundation Set B - 92 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set B - 92 Piece Set
Item: 89788
Status: In Stock
$259.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft… More »
Block Science Foundation Set C - 155 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set C - 155 Piece Set
Item: 89790
Status: In Stock
$379.95
3 years & up. Block Science, as a pioneering extension of the unit blocks system, adds a rich introduction to physics and essential cognitive development to traditional classroom block play. This Foundation Set is designed to exercise early engineering concepts, collaboration, and the study of matter, motion and mathematics. Plastic building and roadway clips stabilize builds, drawbridges and loops to enable taller, sturdier and more mobile tracks and builds. Simplified, wooden cars with soft… More »
Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Item: 142349P
Status: In Stock
$19.95 - $40.95
3 years & up. Supplement the mathematical and social emotional activities of Block Science play with Block Science People. The rubberwood people are easily identified with over-molded mathematical symbols on soft plastic grips. Aspiring drivers can send their Block Science People on adventures in the Block Science Cars that feature over-molded plastic wheels that clip onto 2 smooth sanded rubberwood car units with seats for both a driver and passenger. Use the secure hitches to make an extended… 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 »
Click Builders Classic Prism - 1,000 Pieces
Click Builders Classic Prism - 1,000 Pieces
Item: 63675
Status: In Stock
$59.95
3 years & up. Sturdy, high-quality, translucent interlocking builders are perfect for engineering, architecture, construction, the light table, and fine motor play. Sets universally connects with other interlocking builders for endless creations. Includes a sturdy storage container with locking lid.
Wonderful Architecture From Around the World Poster Set - Set of 12
Wonderful Architecture From Around the World Poster Set - Set of 12
Item: 89775
Status: In Stock
$19.95
3 years & up. Transport your children across the globe with these exciting Wonderful Architecture From Around the World Poster Set. This set of 12 high quality images features buildings and architecture from New York City all the way to Australia to name a few. Use these posters in an interactive lesson about geography and the wonders of the world. For extra learning, have children describe what they see in the images. Each of the 12 posters includes the name and location of the structure pictured.
Simple Machines STEM Experiment and Model Building Kit
Simple Machines STEM Experiment and Model Building Kit
Item: 142430
Status: In Stock
$31.95
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 »
Pre-Coding Penguin Stones & Activity Cards
Pre-Coding Penguin Stones & Activity Cards
Item: 147544P
Status: In Stock
$26.95 - $59.95
3 years & up. This "waddle" of penguins will delight and inspire children into pre-coding fun! The Pre-coding Penguin Stones promote directional and positional language, matching practice, problem solving, pattern making, logical thinking, and sequencing skills. These durable stones are specifically designed to embed pre-coding skills through an appealing, tactile resource. Set features four of each directional arrow and two without arrows. The Pre-coding Penguin Activity Cards feature… More »
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 »
GraviTrax Starter Set - 100 Pieces
GraviTrax Starter Set - 100 Pieces
Item: 146917
Status: In Stock
$74.95
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 »
LEGO® DUPLO® Coding Express - 45025
LEGO® DUPLO® Coding Express - 45025
Item: 92754
Status: In Stock
$249.95
2 years & up. Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO® DUPLO® solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills, critical… More »
MyFirst® Engineering® Ferris Wheel
MyFirst® Engineering® Ferris Wheel
Item: 147894
Status: In Stock
$53.95
$39.95
3 years & up. Start your little engineer off right with this build a Ferris wheel kit! Once done, your child will be able to watch the tractor move forward and backward with the flicking of the power switch. Children will be able to learn hand-eye coordination through play and use. Children will learn about the science of forces and motion, strength and stability, and simple mechanisms. Electric Screwdriver actually screws in Ferris wheel pieces, fostering joy in project completion. Encourage… More »
MyFirst® Engineering® Farm Tractor
MyFirst® Engineering® Farm Tractor
Item: 147896
Status: In Stock
$42.95
$34.95
3 years & up. Start your little engineer off right with this build a farm tractor kit! Once done, your child will be able to watch the tractor move forward and backward with the flicking of the power switch. Children will be able to learn hand-eye coordination through play and use. Children will learn about the science of forces and motion, strength and stability, and simple mechanisms. Electric Screwdriver actually screws in tractor pieces, fostering joy in project completion. Encourage STEM… More »
City Engineering® & Design Building Set - 89+ Pieces
City Engineering® & Design Building Set - 89+ Pieces
Item: 146312
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$29.95
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.
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern 132 Piece Set
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern 132 Piece Set
Item: 37640
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Eastern-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, using the Tabletop Notch Blocks Western set. Plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set of 132 pieces, features special parts with right angles inspired by Eastern architecture and 10 double-sided inspiration cards.
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western 129 Piece Set
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western 129 Piece Set
Item: 37639
Status: In Stock
$129.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Western-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, using the Tabletop Notch Blocks Western set. Plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set of 129 pieces, features special parts with right angles inspired by Western architecture and 10 double-sided inspiration cards.
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern 87 Piece Set
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Eastern 87 Piece Set
Item: 37453
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Eastern-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, building with the Notch Blocks Eastern set. Solid plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set includes 87 pieces and 10 double-sided build cards.
Clear Crystal Blocks - 25 pcs
Clear Crystal Blocks - 25 pcs
Item: 37178
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Transparent acrylic blocks in 17 different shapes are a unique building set for light table exploration as the light shines through each piece. Smooth surfaces and edges are ideal for sensory learning. Primary shapes help develop mathematical understanding of basic geometric forms while irregular shapes inspire creativity and patterning. Pieces range from approximately 1" to 3.2".
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western 85 Piece Set
Tabletop Notch Blocks - Western 85 Piece Set
Item: 37454
Status: In Stock
$89.95
3 years & up. Children can experience Western-inspired architecture, indoors and outdoors, using the Notch Blocks Western set. Plastic, neutral-colored blocks feature notched parts that easily connect for strong, detailed builds. Using included ladders and bridge pieces, children can build different structures with varying elevated platforms and span natural elements. Set includes 85 pieces and 10 double-sided build cards.
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - Set of 20
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - Set of 20
Item: 32427
Status: In Stock
$70.95
2 years & up. Invite children to build thoughtfully and organically with Wooden Stackers Standing Stones. Inspired by prehistoric building blocks, these geometric, wooden stones foster a child's curiosity for creating ancient structures using organic, natural materials. Each wooden block is sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the original wood. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to creatively stack and… More »
Click Builders Prism Jr. - 72 Pieces
Click Builders Prism Jr. - 72 Pieces
Item: 63679
Status: In Stock
$34.95
18 months & up. These chunky, translucent, interlocking builders are perfect for the light table, construction, and fine motor play. The 72 brightly colored pieces are perfect for toddlers to build a variety of creations without feeling overwhelmed. This set universally connects with other builders. Smallest block size is 1.25".