5 Home Kits to Make Your Child Fall in Love with Science and Engineering Concepts!

5 Home Kits to Make Your Child Fall in Love with Science and Engineering Concepts!

 

About STEAM Learning


Introducing your child to important STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) concepts in a play setting early on has been proven to help them grasp complex concepts better later in life. (Lange, 2019)

Playing with STEAM activities not only teaches concepts and technical skills surrounding it but also helps children develop language and literacy skills along the way. STEAM activities can include building a gadget, solving a puzzle or programming a simple game.

Without a doubt, to cultivate a love of Science and Technology, playful and creative learning is the way to go!

 

Tools for Busy Parents and their Children

However, busy parents may find it difficult to find a toy, game or kit that keeps up with their children's learning across different STEM subjects.

 

Factors of Comparison

Here at Duck Learning, we sell only tried and tested kits and solutions to parents, educators and institutions all over Singapore. The kits listed in this list do not compromise on safety, efficacy of learning and fun.

We are recommending these tools/kits based on the following factors:

  1. Topics Covered
  2. Quality of Item
  3. Quantity of Activities
  4. Tech and Informational Support
  5. Age Range
  6. Price


So, here is a list of 5 recommended home kits focusing on Science and Technology!

 

Our Recommended Kits

(In no particular order)

1. LEGO Education STEAM Park

LEGO Education STEAM Park ExampleSTEAM Park Full Set

 

  • Topics Covered
    • General Topics: Early Science, Technology, Engineering, Art
    • Example Concepts: Force, Motion, Probability, Distances, Balance, Predictions

  • Quality of Item
    • 5 out of 5 Stars
      Watch a video about the quality and safety tests LEGO® Duplo® bricks undergo - these high quality bricks are made to last generations!
  • Quantity of Activities
    • Unlimited creations with add-on Duplo® sets to spice things up every now and then

Here are some example activities and builds your child can make and learn from:
LEGO Education STEAM Park Example Builds

 

 

2. LEGO Education WeDo 2.0

Example Builds of LEGO Education WeDo 2.0

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Set

  • Topics Covered
    • General Topics Covered: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Programming, Mathematics
    • Example Concepts: Motion, Robotics, Automation, Gears & Motors, Cycles, Interactions, Energy, Block-based Programming
  • Quality of Item
    • 5 out of 5 Stars
    • Official kits used by international competitions like FIRST® LEGO® League and World Robotics Olympiad

  • Quantity of Activities
    • Unlimited creations and tutorials available online and at live workshops (Tip: Youtube has many unique tutorials for hours of fun!)

WeDo 2.0 Example Builds



3. LEGO Education SPIKE™ Prime

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Core Set

  • Topics Covered
    • General Topics Covered: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Programming, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship
    • Example Concepts: Motion, Robotics, Automation, Gears & Motors, Cycles, Interactions, Energy, Block-Based Programming, Python
  • Quality of Item
    • 5 out of 5 Stars
    • Official kits used by international competitions like FIRST® LEGO® League and World Robotics Olympiad

  • Quantity of Activities
    • Unlimited creations and tutorials available online and at live workshops (Tip: Youtube has many unique tutorials for hours of fun!)
Here are some example activities and builds your child can make and learn from:LEGO SPIKE Prime Example Builds



4. Strawbees Coding & Robotics Kit

 Strawbees Coding and Robotics Kit Full Set

 

  • Topics Covered
    • General Topics Covered: Engineering, Art, Programming, Mathematics
    • Example Concepts: Prototyping, Motion, Robotics, Automation, Block-Based Programming,
  • Quality of Item
    • 3 out of 5 Stars
    • Economical option

  • Quantity of Activities
    • Unlimited creations and tutorials available online and at live workshops 
    • Visit Strawbees' website for starter projects: https://learning.strawbees.com/

Here are some example activities and builds your child can make and learn from:

Strawbees Coding and Robotics Kit Example Projects

 

5. Heebie Jeebies Clip Circuit Electrolab - 80 Electronic Experiments Kit (HJ-0080)
Heebie Jeebies 80 Experiments Electrolab

  • Topics Covered
    • General Topics Covered: Engineering, Physics
    • Example Concepts: Prototyping, Circuitry, Building, Experimentation
  • Quality of Item
    • 3 out of 5 Stars
    • Economical option

  • Quantity of Activities
    • Total of 80 set activities and more with your creativity!

Here are some example activities and builds your child can make and learn from:

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