STEM Shopping List: The 3 Best Back to School Stem Supplies

Finding the best STEM supplies for your child can be very difficult, especially if you’re new to STEM/STEAM learning.

S.T.E.M - Science. Technology. Engineering. Math
S.T.E.A.M - Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math

STEM is driven by problem solving, exploration, and discovery while incorporating technology and engineering into the teaching of science and mathematics. STEM learning also inspires kids to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Check out our list of STEM supplies and products to help enhance science, tech, engineering, art and math skills for your child.

1) Osmo Explorer Kit - The Explorer Kit comes with everything you need to play Numbers, Words, Tangram, Coding Awbie, and Monster. For the ultimate Newton and Masterpiece experiences, this kit also includes a dry-erase creative board and markers specially selected to best utilize Osmo technology, along with a fuzzy pouch that doubles as an eraser.

What they'll learn:

  • Coding concepts and logical thinking
  • Number sense and math confidence
  • Spatial sense and visual acuity
  • Reading and vocabulary
  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Hand-eye coordination and self expression


2) A to Z S.T.E.M flashcards by Kids Maker Lab - The fun, creative and scientific way to teach the letters of the Alphabet. The A To Z S.TE.M Flashcards will introduce your child to letters and words like A for Atom, E for Electrons and R for Rocket. It will build a foundation of S.T.E.M knowledge for your child to make them smarter, more curious and better prepared for a technological future with robots, and artificial intelligence.


Click here to see how we teach a 3 year old gravity and atom using these S.T.E.M Flashcards:


3) Baby University Four-Book Set - This series is the perfect way to introduce basic scientific concepts to even the youngest scientist. Chris Ferrie, the author, is a really good friend to Kids Maker Lab, and an award-winning physicist, the senior lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney.

Included in this Four-Book Set:
• Quantum Physics for Babies
• Rocket Science for Babies
• General Relativity for Babies
• Newtonian Physics for Babies

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If you have any other STEM product recommendations, please let us know.

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