STEM products can, ideally, provide you and your kids with lots of entertainment as well as hands-on education. The best kits relate to the subjects that your kids are most interested in. Fortunately, there are STEM products for everybody. This list should have at least one product that anyone would like.
The best part of this kit is that the fossils are genuine- no fake plastic fossils here. Using this kit, your kids can practice excavating fossils just like a real paleontologist. They’ll have to use a chisel to expose the fossils, a brush to clean them, and there’s even a magnifying glass for them to inspect them. In addition, there’s a 16-page learning guide that teaches them about the process of fossil excavation.
You can buy real microscopes for your kids now. They’re surprisingly affordable, too. This one also comes with some tiny creatures for your kids to look at- including brine shrimp, which are easy to grow and raise and are fascinating to observe under the microscope. You can also relatively easily build your own tiny experiments to observe with it too.
These mazes are also a fun game of sorts. The goal is to get the marble to hit the target. In addition to the instruction booklet, there’s also a set of challenges that help you to set it up in new ways and make the game much more interesting.
This is certainly one of the best ways to teach your kids about the solar system. In addition to assembling the model, they also get to paint it. That provides the opportunity not only to teach about the different planets but also to talk about how they look, while they’re different colors, etc. Plus, it’s fun, and the end result is a model that just looks cool in any room.
Growing crystals is fascinating, and many people don’t realize how simple and fast it is. This kit includes seven different crystal growth experiments, so you can see different colors and shapes of crystals and study how to influence them to grow in these different ways. In addition to being a valuable learning experience, the crystals are fun to look at, and they’re completely unique.
These are much better than the wooden blocks or plastic legos you’re used to. For one thing, they’re much more versatile. You can build cars, helicopters, planes, and more with them. These are designed to help develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, logic and problem-solving.
This product is an incredible way for your kids to experience a bit of nature. Just add water and watch the plants grow- it also has several glow-in-the-dark figurines in it to add to the visual appeal. As the chia and the wheatgrass grow, it’ll start to look like a miniature forest, complete with miniature animals in it. Kids get to watch the life cycle of these plants from start to finish.
Help your kids learn about electricity and electrical circuits with this product. They can construct a working model of a flashing light, a siren with adjustable volume, a photosensor, and more. The instruction manual is easy to follow, and there are no additional tools needed. In total, there are 101 different projects that can be completed with this kit.
You’d be surprised at just how easy it is to build a robot. This kit is small, easy to use, and affordable. Kids will learn the basics of robotics with it, and in the end they’ll have a function crab robot that crawls. It’s a very simple robot, but it’s still a robot, and how many kids can say they built their own robot?
This kit can launch a 2-liter soda bottle 90 feet up in the air, using nothing but water pressure. It’s easy, and it’s a lot of fun. If your kids are interested in rockets, this is a very fun way to help them learn more about it. Full instructions are included, but you will need a bicycle pump in addition to the contents of the kit.