S.T.E.M. activities for kids age 12 and up at MindWare
Toys that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) concepts empower children to take on opportunities and challenges within our modern world. With these STEM toys kids will learn creative problem-solving, spatial thinking and how to effectively communicate their ideas. Get kids 12 and up involved with STEM activities that feature technology and engineering.
Our exclusive BrainBox series of games boosts memory while teaching kids essential facts. Pick your favorite BrainBox topic; Inventions, Science and Nature, Art or Math, OR order the BrainBox STEAM Set of 4 – either way you'll provide hours of fun learning opportunities.
KEVA Brain Builder will teach young brains to think in multiple dimensions with this interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) tool. Brain Builder sets come with challenging puzzle cards that help kids learn to translate a 2D picture into a 3D structure. The pictured cards are numbered in order of difficulty from beginner to expert. These kits offer hours of confidence building activity that helps kids learn to recognize balance, proportion, composition and geometry. Great classroom activity for individuals and small groups!
KEVA Contraptions, KEVA Catapult and KEVA Trebuchet all offer unique, building options that culminate in exciting action and working models of gravity, energy and motion. These exclusive KEVA sets will inspire future engineers, architects and designers at home and in the classroom. Perfect for ages 12 and up.
Our Mathfinder series of books are unique! Each book leads kids on an exciting adventure that runs through the entire book. Riddled with math exercises, each math brain teaser moves the story one step closer to the ultimate riddle – which is solved with the math teasers along the way.
Kids love computers and to strengthen that connection you can get them thinking in Code. Code Master is a board game that teaches essential programming concepts while strengthening reasoning and problem solving skills. The kid's Avatar will travel through an exotic world using programming logic to navigate the way to power crystals. Great fun and lots to learn for kids ages 12 and up.
The Crash Test Lab had our toy testers begging to bring this toy home! Kids build a crash cart and send the crash test dummy on a course to create maximum impact with minimal injury. Sensors on the dummy let the kids know how their various crash carts protect (or don't) Impact Jack. The Gyrobot lets kids build a robot with the astonishing powers of the gyroscope. Kids will learn the principles of gyroscope physics while helping their robot appear to defy gravity.
And when it comes to learning about power for those tech toys for kids, we've got all the bases covered. Build a Solar Powered Car or a Solar Space Fleet. Dive into Air Power: Rocket Science Made Simple. Explore the basics of electrical engineering toys for kids with the Circuit Maze, Snap Circuit Light or the Snap Circuit Rover.