Need some ideas for your science or math whiz this year? We’ve collected over 70 gift ideas focused on science, technology, engineering and math–but the one thing they all have in common is that they have a high statistical probability of fun for students of all ages. (Including the ones who never stop learning, no matter what age they are!)
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TAME’s 2014 Holiday STEM Gift Guide: Highlights
Staff Pick Gift Ideas
Space Module Tent – Get ready for Blast off in this fun play dome, a perfect start for space exploration. Docking port play tunnel also available. Ages 3-10 years.
Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope – Fabulous tool for kids to examine, record and report all their scientific discoveries. With this portable microscope they can takes stills or videos and connect to any USB device to present their findings. Ages 4-8 years.
Visible Woman Model Kit – A fantastic introduction to female anatomy for kids which includes optional parts to illustrate pregnancy. Includes simple well-illustrated directions for assembly and comprehensive booklet summarizing the functions of the major parts. Ages 10 & up.
Lego Mindstorms EV3 – For the true robot enthusiast, there’s no stopping their possibilities for creating awesome programmable robots with the latest in Lego technology. They’ll be building their own awesome designs in no time. Ages 10 & up.
Code Monkey Island – Want to Learn to Code? There’s a Board Game for That. Code Monkey Island teaches kids the logic of computer programming through the playful dynamic of monkeys competing over bananas. Ages 6 & up.
GIANTmicrobes makes plush dolls of microscopic organisms over 1,000,000x actual size–everything from Ebola to Chickenpox and Brain-Eating Amoebas. Perfect STEM gift idea for a kid who wants to be a doctor or scientist!
STEM Gift collections worth exploring:
A Mighty Girl!’s 2014 Girl Empowerment Holiday Gift Guide
Award-Winning Science Kits for Kids
Toys for Fostering STEM Skills: Engineering
Other ideas for boys and girls to build their own big dreams:
Build your own DIY Tinkering Kit
Create your own Inventor’s Box