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I like to encourage my son by learn through his play. Anyone else? I feel like during the Pandemic we had to seek out creative ways to learn. Whenever I can find a “toy” that encourages STEM learning, I like to share it. The Holidays are right around the corner so, I am sharing TWO different gift ideas. We were lucky to get a few samples to help give you our thoughts on each.
Smithsonian Mega Science Lab:
Excavate bones to assemble into a model dinosaur.
Erupt a mini volcano.
Observe the process of crystal formation.
Assemble your own weather station.
Watch a simulated bloom of jellyfish “swim!” A colorful, mesmerizing and educational addition to any room.
Great for a desktop, tabletop, bookshelf or nightstand!
Learn about amazing and unusual jellyfish – their size, what they eat, how and why they sting and more!
Measures 9” high and 2 ¾” wide LED light requires 3 “AA” batteries (not included)
If you have kids who are venturing into the STEM learning these are both great options! Don’t just take my word for it. You can read some Target reviews here:
From personal use we found them to set up easily. For the Jelly Fish tank it now sits on my son’s Virtual learning desk. To help with his attention focus. Seems almost contradictory but it truly helps. When he gets “bored”, instead of fidgeting he simply looks at the jellies swimming while listening to the lessons.
Do you have any STEM learning kits for your children??
What STEM learning resources do you find beneficial for your kids?