If you've yet to explore the exciting educational opportunities that come along with E-Blox, now is definitely the time. Actually, it was time a few months ago, but we'll give you a pass! E-Blox, as their name implies, are electronic building blocks -- almost exactly like LEGOs -- except they're conductive! Kids can enhance their design and engineering skills and also get more familiar with electronics at the same time. And, with over 10 specialized kits available on our store, there's always a new area of STEM for them to master. Here's a look at some of the concepts you could be teaching using the various kits from E-Blox.
Snap Circuits is a line of well-known circuit construction kits that are always adding new ways for kids to explore electronics and circuitry! Today, I experimented with the Snap Circuits Arcade Kit, a kit that allows students to build over 200 exciting projects and includes 20-plus Build and Play games. With over 35 parts, including a programmable word fan, tri-colored orb, and a pre-programmed micro-controller, the Snap Circuits Arcade kit is perfect for projecting a light arcade show and helping kids upgrade their original Snap Circuits skills!
We all know that kids today love technology. Whether it’s tablets, smartphones, laptops, or whatever else they play with, once they hit nine or 10 years old, they seem to be glued to some sort of device. The common belief is that they’re wasting all of their time playing meaningless games or sending pointless pictures to their friends, who are also glued to their devices all day long. This, however, is simply not true. In fact, a lot of these children are sitting in front of computers and bettering themselves at the same time. That’s right -- they’re playing Minecraft.
Know any art teachers who have been looking to add a new dimension to their classrooms? Well, they should know about the 3Doodler 3D printing pen! Actually, you should, too. So, keep reading. With the affordable 3Doodler, students as young as 10 years old can design and engineer three-dimensional objects to enhance their artwork and their creativity! With its lightweight frame and simplified controls, 3Doodler helps kids add tech-based, artistic innovation to the school day.
Makeblock’s mBot is one of the best educational robot kits for beginners on the market. Unlike most robots, students build this one from scratch, bolstering their engineering skills and really getting into the inner workings and electronics involved with robotics. Designed for students in grades 1-7, mBot is easy to assemble and is a great entry-level introduction to robotics and programming.