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We're here to provide you with fun educational resources to get you through quarantine. Today, we will be exploring STEM
This word is everywhere! Maybe a teacher has mentioned it in conversation, or you've read about it in an article on educational toys. You've probably even seen it on a box at one of our stores. If you're not familiar with this word or don't quite understand what products fall into the category of STEM hopefully we can clear up that confusion and give you a few suggestions.
This acronym can come off as vague and can be hard to define. What does STEM stand for you ask? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. It is a belief that these four disciplines combined into a unified curriculum will impart the necessary knowledge and skills that are essential for students to succeed in the current information-based and highly technological society. Visit the links below if you'd like to find out more on STEM.
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Check out a few of our top picks in the STEM category.
Help the circus troupe in their star attraction but don’t let them fall! Taking turns, roll the die to find out how many elephants to stack on to the pyramid. The player who manages to place the last elephant on the pyramid wins.
ZIMBBOS! makes for a great first game and falls into the S.T.E.M category! Your child will explore numbers,colors, and balance as they build this colorful wooden pyramid of circus animals. Develop fine motor skills, practice hand-eye coordination and encourage your child to explore their creativity and strengthen their social skills with this fun game!
Zivko is an intelligent Hexiped robot. This STEM robot is a great introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Zivko has two function modes: Follow or Explore. In "Follow" mode, Zivko follows whoever approaches it and acts like an obedient pet.In "Explore" mode, Zivko can avoid obstacles and find a new route to explore. This STEM toy offers an exciting sound, light effects, and even develops its own emotions and gestures. Try to challenge Zivko and figure out what it can do. Create a maze for it to navigate and watch it explore! Elenco Teach products are based on STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to teach and encourage kids in their development, all while having fun! All Teach Tech Green-Energy robots are powered by either water, wind, or sun, so there are no batteries required. Perfect for future engineers.
E-Blox Circuit Blox comes with 120 projects to keep your child occupied for hours! Build a working FM radio, one-finger DJ, switch-controlled appliances and much more! Your child will flex their critical thinking skills trying to complete all 120 projects. Learn all about electricity, current,voltage, alarms, motors, switches and more all while building with this award winning toy.
Join Pepper Mint, a creative young scientist, as she heads off on an out-of-this world mission to the red Planet! Build a rocket ship experiment-and-play station and Mars rover and conduct experiments alongside pepper Mint Investigate magnetism as you Discover magnetic fields with iron powder, help pepper Mint hover in the air using magnetic forces, control the Mars rover with a bar magnet, and more!
Three cheers for The Questioneers! Celebrate STEM and the power of perseverance with this 3-book boxed set that includes the beloved New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. It’s the perfect gift for fans and new readers alike!
And now you can follow Rosie Revere’s, Ada Twist’s, and Iggy Peck’s further adventures as The Questioneers in the instant New York Times bestselling chapter book Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters!
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