If you’re anything like me, your kids are about to head back to (virtual, distance learning) school with zero direction, notification, or curriculum for what lies ahead. Hurrah! In these times of uncertainty, I think it is imperative to have an arsenal of science projects and thing to do to help fill time between Zoom classes. With playgrounds and museums closed, we need educational and creative ways to fill the day. That’s why I’m so excited to have discovered some of these STEM kits and projects for my kids to tackle while adapting to school in this new (and hopefully short-term) environment. Click on the links to purchase these great pieces for yourself and learn more about STEM educational kits today!
Explore the natural beauty and wonder of crystals by growing them yourself in many different shapes and colors! Set up your lab station — complete with beakers, test tubes, centrifuge, display dome, and more — and use safe, non-toxic crystal salts to conduct more than ten experiments in crystal formation. You can even make red, pink, blue, purple, and clear crystals using the spinning centrifuge! After you’ve completed the experiments in the kit, continue your crystal growing adventures using the cool lab setup and common materials from around your home. MSRP: $29.99; Ages 6+
The Stick-O Basic 10 Piece Set teaches hands-on learning through magnetic play. Toddlers can easily connect and express their creativity with the rainbow-colored shapes including 2 Sticks, 4 Spheres, 2 Curve Sticks, 1 Cone and 1 Disc. Once playtime is over, Stick-O pieces can easily be cleaned up and put away for next time. MSRP $14.99; Ages 18m+
Build unique robots that are powered by the sun — batteries not required! Using a compact solar panel, these cool little bots harness energy from the sun to power an electric motor to get moving. Build a drummer robot that marches along, beating a drum; an armadillo robot that does somersaults; a solar bug that crawls on six legs, and more! The 48-page, full-color manual guides solar power pioneers through model assembly and offers fun scientific facts about the real-life applications of solar technology. What solar-powered inventions will you dream up? MSRP: $24.95; Age 6+
Discover the endless possibilities of Tileblox 20Pc set. With the step-by-step idea sheet, create one-of-a-kind masterpieces! A great set for beginner builders looking to explore and learn through play. Arrives with 8 Triangles and 12 Square in Rainbow colors. Each geometric shape contains magnets that let you build with endless possibilities! TileBlox is perfect for STEM education and when playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. MSRP: $24.99; Ages 3+