STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - core subject that give kids the skill for future success in fields like robotics, computers, and natural sciences. STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Curiosity, fun, and creativity are major drivers in getting both kids and adults excited about science. You can always play and experiment your way from basic to advanced STEM skills.
STEM is a window to understanding the building blocks of life, the universe, and everything. It gives us tools to explore, question, navigate in, and even invent the world we live in – skills that can and will be applied in every field of work and play.
There are just as many STEM toys for kids out there now, and how to pick the best robot, app, game or play-set for your budding scientist or engineer can be a dizzying task. Spark curiosity about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with these STEM toys. All are designed to encourage kids to experiment and explore!
To help gift-givers find just the right present for their loved ones, you can find the perfect STEM gift for toddlers to older kids here.
Sick Science Insta-Snow Jar Science Kit
Insta Snow the original snow - 100 grams makes 8.8 litres of instant snow
Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow powder is the first and original instant snow polymer that actually erupts. No stirring required. Just add water and watch it erupt into snow in seconds. Don't settle for imitation snow that results in a slushy mess, get the original artificial snow that has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, and more!
Design & Drill Robot by Educational Insights
Preschoolers can assemble and decorate their very own robot, complete with snap-together arms, a kid-friendly screwdriver, multicolored bolts, and more! Includes 8"H robot with swiveling head, arms, and upper body. Easy-to-use, kid-friendly screwdriver, 15 multicolored bolts, and decorative sticker sheet.
Supports STEM: Introduce tools, promote interest in engineering
Ages 3-6 yrs
Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set by Learning Resources
Meet Botley, the code to fun! As the newest member of the Learning Resources family, Botley introduces coding in an easy, friendly way. Children as young as 5 can learn to code with Botley, and with his advanced features, he will grow with them for many play-filled years to come.
Botley is ready to use right out of the box. he will have kids coding in minutes. And that's not all that makes Botley unique; he's 100% screen-free, and the only coding robot that includes a 77-piece activity set!
Mechanics Laboratory Transport Trucks by Clementoni
An incredible new laboratory which helps you to understand how big transport trucks work and come into contact with principles of mechanics and engineering. Construct 10 fantastic moving models: from trucks with real steering and a grip for transporting tree trunks to a tipping trailer, to a fantastic new vehicle with a real functioning crane! A comprehensive illustrated manual guides the child step by step in constructing the models and teaches the basics of mechanics, engineering and how levers and gears work.
GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope by Educational Insights
Introduce preschoolers to even more amazing animals and plants, and household items with the updated version of our best-selling Talking Microscope, featuring the voice of wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin in English, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.
Talking Microscope with 2 comfortable eyepieces--no need to close one eye--and easy cleanup and storage: slides fit inside. Speaks over 100 facts or set to Quiz mode to test your knowledge. Includes 20 slides, each with three full-color, photo-quality images--60 images total. Slide drawer for easy storage
Ages 4-6 yrs
Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines In Motion by Learning Resources
Build machines both real and imaginary! This open-ended Gears! building set pairs propellers, axles, and wheels with the pulleys, chains, and gears needed to make them go. Includes instructions for engineering-themed creations. Interchangeable with other Gears sets.
Design & Drill My First Workbench - Wood by Educational Insights
Little builders get busy with a workbench and tool set designed just for them! Hammer nails and drill bolts directly into the bench to create colorful patterns for hours of unplugged play.
Workbench with storage drawer, 120 colorful bolts and nails, and guide with 10 patterns. Motorized mini-drill and kid-friendly hammer.
Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal by Educational Insights
Junior chemists can safely explore simple scientific principles including extinguishing a flame with invisible gas; making their own bubbling "lava" in a bottle; causing chemicals to change color; and more. Set includes essential lab equipment including: beaker, test tubes, goggles, and more. The journal is filled with experiments utilizing common household ingredients PLUS opportunities for young scientists to write, draw, and think about their discoveries.'
Ages 8-12 yrs