Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 105
Price: $45.00
Year Added: 2022
This set of child-friendly tools by Makedo is perfect for children who are already interested in creating their own inventions.

The toy is very dependent on how much effort children put into it. If there is enough interest in using the tools, the toy could lend itself to a strong understanding of making prototypes. The set encourages using what would normally be considered “waste” products, such as cardboard, to create anything from toys to structures, allowing children to make precise measurements and stability decisions. The provided tools and screws are perfect for making basic designs, but the website has a list of 3D-printed parts, including hinges and drill bits, to create more complex designs. Makedo DISCOVER teaches kids how to use specific tools used in engineering and helps them gain experience with the engineering design process. - D. C. Coble, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Spatial Reasoning
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Processes of Design (POD)
Teamwork (Team)
Engineering Tools and Processes (ETool)

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S. (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and development. Journal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13.