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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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Image of Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces
Item: 91332
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$46.95
$39.95
3 years & up. Give block play a natural feel with our Branch Blocks. The intact textured bark on each building piece adds sensory exploration mirroring the organic benefits of outdoor play. These blocks empower children to construct all sorts of structures and develop key STEM skills such as sorting and stacking. The blocks' nature-inspired design will also deepen childrens� appreciation of nature and may even make them feel like they are constructing their own habitats. Includes 36 wood pieces.
Image of 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 12.5"L x 4.75"W x 4.25"H.
Image of Wooden Block Balance Scale
Wooden Block Balance Scale
Item: 63232
Status: In Stock
$34.95
This 17-piece Wooden Block Balance set provides a hands-on STEM experience featuring cubes, rectangles and notched squares to creatively stack on the curved balance board. Explore and experiment by arranging the blocks on each side of the board to evenly distribute weight to achieve a balanced result. Children will develop STEM-based skills such as spatial sense, estimation, reasoning, probability, and the concepts of none, more, less, most, smaller, smallest, bigger, biggest. Included: Balance… More »
Image of Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Block Science Foundation Set A - 55 Piece Set
Item: 89786
Status: In Stock
$144.95
$99.95
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 »
Image of Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Guidecraft Block Science People & Cars Set
Item: 142349P
Status: In Stock
$20.95 - $40.95
$15.95 - $30.95
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 »
Image of 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 »
Image of Early Engineering® Set
Early Engineering® Set
Item: 62997
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$162.95
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.)
Image of K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
K'NEX® Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
Item: 25250
Status: In Stock
$69.95
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 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class levers along with fixed, movable and combination pulley systems. Includes building instructions for 8 different models with real-life photo and key facts. Complete set includes K'nex rods and connectors in a sturdy, divided case, teaching resource CD (with teaching notes, building… More »
Image of Click Builders Classic Prism - 1,000 Pieces
Click Builders Classic Prism - 1,000 Pieces
Item: 63675
Status: In Stock
$61.95
3 years & up. Make building a captivating experience with this collection of Click Builders. Young children can design an infinite number of structures, which will improve their fine-motor skills, creative-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills. The transparent colors will also teach children about color patterns�especially if they play with these builders on a light table. 1,000 pieces in different sizes and colors.
Image of Architecture Poster Set - Set of 12
Architecture Poster Set - Set of 12
Item: 89775
Status: In Stock
$21.95
Transport your children across the globe with these exciting posters. 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. Posters measure 11" x 17".
Image of Color Crystal Blocks with Activity Cards - Set of 25
Color Crystal Blocks with Activity Cards - Set of 25
Item: 301249
Status: In Stock
$94.95
3 years & up. This Color Crystal Block Set with Activity Cards can help children learn to fit shapes together and expand their understanding of spatial relationships, geometric vocabulary, and color recognition. This transparent acrylic block set features 17 different regular and irregular shapes in 5 translucent colors. These manipulatives will also spring to life when used with a light panel or in front of a sunlit window. The blocks create colorful streams of light and eccentric shadows.… More »
Image of Spaghetteez Flexible Construction & Building Set
Spaghetteez Flexible Construction & Building Set
Item: 300442P
Status: In Stock
$40.95 - $74.95
4 years & up. Set creativity free with the Spaghetteez Flexible Construction & Building Set! Spaghetteez are soft, flexible building sticks that easily click together to make colorful creations. Spaghetteez develop fine motor skills, encourage 3D insight, and stimulate creative thinking. Spaghetteez also make great fidget toys because they bend and twist without making noise. Set contains soft craft sticks in different lengths and colors (the longest stick is 12"), various accessories… More »
Image of Click Builders Prism Jr. - 72 Pieces
Click Builders Prism Jr. - 72 Pieces
Item: 63679
Status: In Stock
$36.95
$31.95
18 months & up. Make building a captivating experience with this collection of Click Builders. Young children can design an infinite number of structures, which will improve their fine-motor skills, creative-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills. The transparent colors will also teach children about color patterns�especially if they play with these builders on a light table. This set universally connects with other builders. Smallest block size is 1.25". 72 piece set.
Image of Porcupine Blocks - 216 Pieces
Porcupine Blocks - 216 Pieces
Item: 32050
Status: In Stock
$61.95
$52.95
3 years & up. Imagine, build, and create with this colorful set of interlocking Porcupine Blocks. The soft-bristled pieces encourage tactile, sensory, block, and creative play. Simply press the blocks together to attach them. These textured blocks come in four colors and in multiple shapes and sizes. Encourage children to build vehicles, airplanes, buildings, boats, or even animals. Their imaginations are the limit with these engaging blocks. This set is perfect for individual or group play. Set of 216 pieces.
Image of Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Wooden Exploration Set - 50 Pieces
Item: 63290
Status: In Stock
$136.95
18 months & up. The Wooden Exploration Set encourages independence and self-directed exploration. The open-ended components of this award-winning wooden set will inspire children's natural curiosity and joy of learning. Young children instinctively investigate objects that interest them and make discoveries through taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight.Toddlers crave new experiences while enjoying the comfort of the familiar. With opportunities to manipulate the objects over and over, young… More »
Image of Wood Stackers: River Stones - 20 Pieces
Wood Stackers: River Stones - 20 Pieces
Item: 32426
Status: In Stock
$69.95
2 years & up. Bring the instinctive wonder that children have for nature into the classroom with an organic, wooden building blocks set. The Wooden Stackers River Stones invite children to build and stack using blocks inspired by the natural, polished shapes of river rocks. The rounded, wooden stones are sanded smooth to highlight the beautiful gradient of the wood pieces. Different sizes help children understand weight, gravity and patterns. Inspiration cards encourage children to build creatively… More »
Image of Resources: Earth's Elements at Play - 144 Pieces
Resources: Earth's Elements at Play - 144 Pieces
Item: 91277
Status: In Stock
$73.95
3 years & up. Inspire and be inspired with this set of 144 unique, soft formed loose parts that mimic elements we see in the world around us. The law of gravity will test a child's patience, concentration and problem solving skills while creating imaginative structures. The set includes loose parts that represent water, trees, bricks, wood, steel, stones, a ball and people. The idea guide is full of images that will help spark imaginations and inspire new creations.
Image of Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - 20 Pieces
Wood Stackers: Standing Stones - 20 Pieces
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 »
Image of Timeless Treasures: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Timeless Treasures: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Item: 38015
Status: In Stock
$199.95
3 years and up. The possibilities of discovery are multiplied when rich variables are at children's fingertips. Timeless Treasures: Loose Parts STEM Kit is a laboratory of opportunity to experiment and explore the allure of timeless, unique treasures like old coins and keys and a variety of gem stones. Children can investigate, explore, and sort into felt bags using open-ended items. The kit includes a frosted plastic tray for storage and classification of loose parts and measures 12.5"L x 12.5"W x 2.9"H.
Image of Inclined to Exploration: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Inclined to Exploration: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Item: 38016
Status: In Stock
$199.95
3 years and up. The possibilities of discovery are multiplied when rich variables are at children's fingertips. Inclined to Exploration: Loose Parts STEM Kit is a laboratory of opportunity to experiment and explore the relationships of how materials relate to basic physics principles. Children can build, create, investigate, and invent while focusing on the process rather than the end product.. The kit includes a frosted plastic tray for storage and classification of loose parts and measures 12.5"L… More »
Image of KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
KEVA® Contraptions 200 Plank Set
Item: 52468
Status: In Stock
$66.95
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 »
Image of Little Bricks Construction Set - 60 Pieces
Little Bricks Construction Set - 60 Pieces
Item: 33942
Status: In Stock
$71.95
3 years & up. Practice architectural theories, model scales and engineering with this 60 piece Little Bricks set. Included are 10 double-sided concept cards to give ideas for specific structures. Textured TPR plastic and weighted metal interior is scaled to miniature brick size for architectural building. Build models and scenery for pretend play, stop motion videos and more. Perfect for indoor and outdoor play. The four color gradients of the bricks provide an authentic building experience.… More »
Image of Random Robots: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Random Robots: Loose Parts STEM Kit
Item: 38014
Status: In Stock
$269.95
3 years and up. The possibilities of discovery are multiplied when rich variables are at children's fingertips. Random Robots: Loose Parts STEM Kit is a laboratory of opportunity to experiment and explore pieces and tools that children can use to create robots. Children can build, create, investigate, and invent while focusing on the process rather than the end product. The kit includes a frosted plastic tray for storage and classification of loose parts and measures 12.5"L x 12.5"W x 2.9"H.
Image of Transparent Marble Run
Transparent Marble Run
Item: 84211
Status: In Stock
$56.95
3 years & up. Roll your way into a good time with this marbulous-marble run! The durable, transparent pieces allow children to visually track the entire course of their marble as it makes its journey through several fun twists and turns. This Transparent Marble Run promotes fine motor skills, spatial relationships, logic, and STEM skills. The colorful pieces can fit together multiple ways, so children can design them differently each time. Have children drop the marbles in at different points… More »