The Scripps National Spelling Bee receives a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.

Get Them Excited to Learn with These STEM Kits

Boy dressed in green sweater sits at the table with computer and robotic constructor and makes a robot

It’s no secret that STEM skills are important. Experts agree that early exposure to science, technology, engineering and math is essential for not only fostering a love of science but also for helping children to master key principles at an early age. STEM kits that let kids build toys, crack open geodes and see through microscopes make learning those key concepts exciting and fun.

This kids’ STEM kit comes with 164 pieces and includes wheels, giving children plenty of options for creating imaginative structures of their own. The kit also comes with digital tutorials to help guide children through building more complex structures, which lets them learn engineering basics as they play.

With this STEM kit, kids can build a photosensitive electronic organ, an AM radio, a touch lamp and other projects. This kids’ STEM kit is ideal for kids as young as 8 years old. Since all of the parts easily snap together, tools aren’t required to assemble the projects in this kit.

With this kids’ STEM kit, children will learn about mineralogy. This kit comes with a pair of safety goggles kids can wear when they smash open the geodes, as well as a guide to help differentiate stones.

This kit comes with 10 prepared slides and pre-designed experiments, such as a shrimp lab experiment. Your children will love seeing things up close in the microscope, which has a zoom range from 120X to 1200X. The microscope comes in a hard-sided carrying case for extra security.

In addition to the chia and wheatgrass seeds, this kids’ STEM kit comes with a mason jar, potting mix, glowing sand and cute glow-in-the-dark raccoon and campfire figurines. It also comes with decorative supplies, so that they can add glow-in-the-dark accents to their mason jar terrarium. Setup is a snap and easy for kids to do independently. Kids should see things growing in three to four days.

Expert Commentary

I love seeing my kids try out a variety of activities to see what really sparks their interest. With so many wonderful STEM kits out there, children can learn so much about our world, and possibly even discover a passion.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.

About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee receives a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.