STEM Gifts for Any Budget

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Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization providing transformative hands-on learning experiences for more than 2 million K-12 students and 35,000 teachers in over 9,000 schools nationwide.

Introducing young students to STEM subjects - even while they are not in class - is an invaluable component in piquing interest in these fields. This year's list fits all budgets, as it is broken down into three price ranges:

Under $25
Under $100
Over $100

About Project Lead The Way (PLTW):
Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization providing transformative hands-on learning experiences for more than 2 million K-12 students and 35,000 teachers in over 9,000 schools nationwide. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.


Project Lead The Way’s 2016 STEM Gift List

Gifts under $25 


1.      VEX Robotics Zip Flyer - $12.99 


2.      Smart Games IQ Link - $10.99 


3.      Codea iOS app, by Two Lives Left - $14.99 


4.      Mefferts Gear Cube Black - $36.00


5.      VEX Robotics Snap Shot - $19.99 


6.      Makey Makey (& Makey Makey Go) - $24.99


7.      Thinkfun RushHour Shift - $24.99 


 

Gifts under $100


1 month: $29.99; 3 months: $26.99/month; 
6 months: $25.49/month; 12 months: $22.49/month


2.      Raspberry Pi single-board computers (featured in 2014) - $35 


3.      VEX Robotics Ambush Striker - $39.99 at Target this fall 


4.      Roominate: Building Toy for Girls - $39.99 - $69.99


5.      CircuitScribe (featured in 2014) - $45 


6.      Ozobot 2.0 Bit - $59 


7.      mBot Beginner Robot Kit - $69.99


8.      littleBits Base Inventor Kit - $99


9.      Arduino Starter Kit - $99

Gifts for $100+ 


1.      Complete Osmo Coding Kit + Game System -  $189; Just Coding Kit - $49


2.      Bare Conductive Touch Board Starter Kit - $112.82 


3.      Sphero SPRK+ Robot - $129.99 


4.      Wonder Workshop: Dash Robot -  $149.99


5.      Anki: Cozmo Robot - $179.99 
Available Oct. 2016, pre-order now 


6.      Affinia H480 3D Printer - $799 


7.      Tinkerine 3D Printer - $1,899 
Website has tutorials and sample projects


8.      Glowforge Basic 3D Laser Printer - $2,400
A gift for the whole family as it’s pretty pricey









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2 comments

  1. STEM is such an important field and I love the idea of reinforcing that with the gifts we give.

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  2. Great ideas and thanks for sharing expanding knowledge is important for the future generations

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