STEM Explorers Brainometry

Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 10
Website: https://www.learningresources.com/catalog/product/view/id/6098/s/item-stem-explorers-brainometry/
Price: $15.99
Year Added: 2022
STEM Explorers Brainometry
STEM Explorers Brainometry is a fantastic toy for small children to begin practicing concrete STEM skills.

The included pieces appear simple, but many projects are packed into these small blocks. The toy encourages users to generate creative solutions to problems while analyzing why they work or fail. Users must utilize iterative design processes to perfect structures using different colors and patterns. Users are encouraged to build both two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally, practicing spatial reasoning skills and finding relationships between colors and patterns. Introducing constraints and criteria throughout the instructions, these blocks walk users through every step of the Engineering Process of Design in an enjoyable way. Perfect for little kids, this kit can grow with a child as they attempt increasingly complicated structures and patterns. - A.R. Miller, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Processes of Design (POD)
Engineering Tools and Processes (ETool)
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Concepts of Engineers and Engineering (CEE)
Issues, Solutions, and Impacts (ISI)
Spatial Reasoning
Computational Thinking

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.