STEM Kits

Northwest Regional Library System offers more than 30 unique STEM kits covering different concepts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The STEM kits are circulated to member libraries for use in children's programming and in hands-on activity centers and makerspaces. Designed for children from preschool through grade 12, and in many cases appropriate for adults, there is something for everyone.

Each STEM kit includes a list of contents, games and activities, instructions for use, and programming ideas.

Availability: Full Members Only

Length of Loan: 2 Weeks (unless otherwise noted)

Designated Users: Library Staff and Patrons*

Delivery Method: Statewide Delivery

*In-library use only; kits may not be checked out.

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As children explore and examine the fascinating science specimens, replicas, and x-rays in this kit, they’ll feel just like real scientists making incredible discoveries!

Explore backyard biology, including both fauna and flora, with the Backyard Science STEM Kit.

Children learn early STEM skills with Botley the Coding Robot. Botley teaches the basics of coding through active play and promotes both critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The Breakout EDU kit includes everything needed to play any of the +1500 games on the Breakout EDU Platform.

Children build hands-on coding skills with Colby the programmable robot mouse! Construct a maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path to guide Colby through the maze.

Code-a-Pillar is a unique caterpillar that features easy-to-connect segments that preschoolers can arrange and rearrange to "tell" the toy how to move. Children learn sequencing, programming, and problem solving when they build a sequence that creates a path for Code-a-Pillar to reach a target.

Explore the concept of chain reactions with the Create-a-Chain-Reacion class set by Lakeshore and Chain Reactions book by Lego.

Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play. Children learn fundamental concepts behind programming without using literacy or screens.

Dash and Dot are animated, programmable, and friendly robots that empower children to explore robotics learning through play.

Take the art of origami to a new level! Learn about circuits, motion, geometry, and other core STEM concepts of STEM while folding paper.

With the Google Expeditions AR/VR kit, it’s never been easier to explore the world and learn about history, science, the arts, and nature in virtual or augmented reality.

Explore the world of fossils with the Fossil Fun STEM Kit.

Each Fun with Math STEM Kit contains 7 educational math games for use with small or large groups.

Build towers of quirky robots, spinning gears, and wobbling cranes with this Robot Factory set by Learning Resources.

With the GraviTrax interactive track system, you can design and build your own race tracks and experiment with gravity, magnetism and kinetics to propel your gravity sphere to the finish.

The indi learning robot offers an unplugged programming experience with an on-board color sensor to help early learners understand cause and effect, pattern recognition, the basics of block coding, and abstraction—all while having fun!

The K'NEX Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with gears.

The K'NEX Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of simple machines – levers and pulleys.

The K'NEX Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of simple machines – wheels and axles and inclined planes.

KEVA teaches a basic understanding of physics and engineering concepts. Physically handling the blocks builds a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality, geometry, balance and design.

Give your LEGO® clubs a boost with the amazing LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox. The LEGO Boost Kit contains everything needed to build and code 5 different robots: Vernie the Talking Robot, Frankie the Cat, Guitar4000, M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4), and the AutoBuilder.

Inspire early learners to explore early coding concepts while developing problem solving skills all while playing with fun Lego Duplo building bricks.

This code-based learning kit containing three littleBits Code Kits will engage kids in computational thinking through building circuits and programming.

This invention-based learning kit containing three littleBits STEAM Student Sets will help kids discover that engineering design is fun and empowering.

Magna-Tiles magnetic building tiles engage children of all ages by fusing together math, science, and creativity in the construction of 2D shapes and 3D structures.

Explore magnetic forces through a variety of hands-on activities with the Super Science Magnet Kit.

Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet using this simple invention kit for both beginners and experts.

Learn the basic principles of measurement with eight books and a variety of fun measuring tools.

Explore the concepts of virtual reality and augmented reality using the MERGE AR/VR Headset, MERGE Cube, and AR/VR apps installed on the included smartphones. Updated with new devices and apps!

Experience immersive virtual reality with the Meta Quest 2 VR headsets (formerly Oculus Quest 2). The Quest 2 headsets provide total immersion with 3D positional audio, hand tracking and haptic feedback, working together to make virtual worlds feel real.

With 6DOF, the headset tracks the movement of both your head and body, then translates them into VR with realistic precision. 3D positional audio is built directly into the headset, allowing you to hear what's all around you. The 3.5 mm audio port lets you play with or without headphones.

Activities in this kit challenge teams to plan, communicate, design solutions, and execute them together using the engineering design process for kids. Using elastic straps, students will work together to retrieve and move objects, create drawings, or solve math problems.

The Evo Classroom Kit comes with 18 robots and everything needed to introduce Ozobot's screen-free color coding at your library.

This collection of wooden planks, wheels, nuts, bolts, ropes, and pulley allow children to follow their curiosity through play and learn how to think in three dimensions.

Explore six different types of robots in this fun-filled STEM kit.

The Screen-Free Coding Games Kit includes 10 different games that help children develop the logical foundations for programming computers.

Learn basic principles of electronics with Electronic Snap Circuit® sets.

Learn basic engineering, electronics, and circuitry concepts using themed Snap Circuit® kits.

With a striking LED matrix and advanced sensors, the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning.

Now includes ramps, rails, and chariots!

The Spirograph Kit allows participants to explore the art of color and design.

Squishy Circuits uses circuit-building materials to teach simple concepts of electricity. Squish, mold, and sculpt the included dough all while engaging in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and art.

The Block Play, Water Play, and Active Play STEM Early Learning Kits contain everything needed to introduce basic science, engineering, technology, and math topics to children new to STEM.

The Stop Motion Animation Kit allows individuals and small groups to create stop motion animation films using Animate It! software and building pieces.

The world of comic books is full of heroes, villains, challenges and triumphs — and the heroes need help! Ready to see just what it takes to be super? In this enrichment program from PCS Edventures!, students answer the call for aid by dissecting superhero skill-sets to uncover the science behind super powers.

Learn about the properties of different rocks and minerals in this kit containing more than 80 specimens from around the world.