STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
“The future of the economy is in STEM.” And it’s is so important for our children, our region and our country, we need to encourage the students currently in our educational systems, as well as future generations of students, to understand and embrace the technology that affects them every day of their lives.
And in this article, I will introduce you the top 5 most funded STEM kits on Kickstarter.
#1 Cubetto – Hands on coding for ages 3 and upThis is the most funded educational invention ever. Cubetto is a coding toy for girls and boys. Powered by a tangible programming language. It’s super fun, super intuitive, and we need your help to make it happen!
#2 Airblock: The Modular and Programmable Starter DroneAirblock is the fifth Kickstarter project processed by Makeblcok. Their products are very famous among STEM education. Airblock is made of lightweight, engineered foam that is soft, strong and durable. The fans/blades are surrounded by hexagons, so they’re not directly exposed to objects. Airblock is safe to fly around kids and for kids to safely fly.
#3 Brixo – Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT BRIXO’s electric bricks are normal sized building blocks that are anything but normal. It’s like Lego® on steroids, if steroids also gave you superpowers and taught you new languages.
Basically, they’re bricks that safely conduct electricity and connect to your phone to enable you to do all sorts of cool things with your designs. And no, you don’t need to buy a whole new set, because they’re used interchangeably with your favorite building blocks to add an element of interactive awesomeness.
#4 The Camera, Speaker, & Pixel Kit: physical computing for allThese Computer and coding kits are for all ages, all over the world. Simple, fun, and for everyone. Built and loved in 86 countries (so far.)
“These kits possess the potential to unshackle us from the past and usher in a new world of computing” – Fast Company, Most Innovative Companies of 2015
#5 MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for EveryoneMaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.
It comes ready to use out of the box with everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.