The future of scientific advancement depends on today’s kids becoming tomorrow's change-makers. By using the same techniques employed by adult inventorschallenge-based innovation and collaborative problem solvingthe Inventor’s Lab Building Kit gives little scientists the right sized tools to start inventing and designing products all on their own. If all of that sounds a little heavy, don’t worry. Contemporary “maker culture” is all about DIY exploration and life hacksthose little tips and tricks for repurposing household items and creating an ah-ha moment that makes everyday tasks a little bit easier.
The kit comes with three different types of parts that can be used in countless combinations to design tools, vehicles, or any other real-life products that kids can dream up. Once their designs are ready, little innovators can join the online Innovation Lab Forum and share their work with other inventors, building critical STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills and the habits of collaborative online innovation.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—small parts not for children under 3 years.
Ages 8 and up. 9"W x 9"H x 1"D. 1 lb.
National Geographic is home to a thoughtful selection of educational kids toys, games, activity kits, books, and more that engage young minds and foster a lifetime of discovery through fun and hands-on learning. The leading concept in 21st-century education is STEAMscience, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It’s a cross-disciplinary approach to learning that entrepreneurs and educators believe is key to a healthy innovation economy. We’re proud that we’ve been supporters of STEAM learning since long before the acronym was invented.
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