Mind-expanding STEM gifts for kids including coding robots, rocket launchers, and more

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The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are fundamental to a wide range of educational pathways. Here are 9 of the top STEM gifts for kids to promote active learning opportunities.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are key components of several educational and career pathways. To strengthen the attractiveness of these core areas, there are several STEM learning tools and all-in-one hand tools. These immersion options take students to a number of critical education areas in an engaging cognitive format. From rocket propulsion systems and gravity circuits to hardcover books for advanced chemists, here are some of the top STEMs

for children. Be sure to check out TechRepublic’s holiday gift guides.

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The LEGO Boost Creative Box is a great way to introduce children to coding and robotics at the same time. The hook allows kids to pick up five robots including Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Multi-Tooled Rover 4, and more. Once built, it is up to the children to code these different bots so they can dance, play the guitar, move around the room, and more. This coding kit is for kids ages 7 to 12.

$ 144 at Amazon


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This hook allows kids ages 8 and older to design and redesign the designed robot into 12 different shapes ranging from rectangular to crab. The built-in utilities will provide amphibious bot capabilities allowing the unit to operate on land or water. In some configurations, the unit can spin water to operate as a "row-bot" or "surf-bot." The two-in-one drive motor can be powered by batteries or the built-in solar panel for added indoor or outdoor flexibility.

$ 17 at Amazon


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Similar to the previously mentioned LEGO coding kit, this particular model is aimed at slightly younger children (ages 5 and older). The 77-piece set includes 40 coding cards allowing children to take control of the Botley mobile robot. Additionally, this hook reduces screen time and activity without a smartphone or tablet.

$ 38 at Amazon


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The Gravity Maze uses a series of challenges, blocks, marble, and gravity to enable the complex solution of spatial problems in a specific form. Each round challenge details the starting and ending location as well as the pieces required for this specific task. It is then up to the children to arrange the turn cubes until the marble completes the course. The set includes 60 different challenges and these increase in complexity from beginner rounds to more advanced offers. The Gravity Maze is recommended for children 8 and older.

$ 30 at Amazon


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The Mega Fossil Dig package gives children an active archaeological experience. Using the tools provided, children are tasked with excavating 16 true fossils from the sediment including dinosaur, shark, mosasaur and ammonite fossils. The kitten also contains a 16 - page guide detailing fossil formation, identification tips, and more.

$ 20 at Amazon


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The 4M Weather Science Kit is a true STEM gift for kids; especially meteorologists and earth scientists. This model allows children to better understand the water cycle and other meteorological onions through a series of hand tests. This hook is designed for children ages 8 and older.

$ 16 at Amazon


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A starter microscope is a great way to introduce children to the microscopic world around them. This 52-piece kitchen features 10 prepared slides as well as blank slides allowing children to prepare their own samples. The microscope offers magnification from 120x to 1200x and the unit comes with a carrying case for convenient storage and transportation for mobile child scientists.

$ 45 at Amazon


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A rocket pack is a great way to teach kids physics, aerodynamics, and design. The Green Science Rocket Kit includes materials for the construction of two paper rockets in addition to the launch system. Individuals must add two plastic bottles to act as the launch center and transfer delivery system.

$ 18 at Amazon


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This hardback book provides an illustrated journey through the quarterly schedule for young chemists, detailing these elements along with informative illustrations and instructions. Taken together, these elements provide a clearer understanding of the role that these elements play in our daily lives in an easy - to - read format. This STEM gift for children could also be a reference material for future school projects.

$ 22 at Amazon

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