Easter and Earth Day are two holidays that are not typically associated with tech gifts, but why not? Gifting young people with tech toys can inspire and shape the future generations to be interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Thames & Kosmos, famously known for their STEM kits, has an excellent selection of tech toys that are perfect for Easter and Earth Day celebrations.
Easter Tech Toys
If you’re looking for something to fit in your child’s Easter basket, Thames & Kosmos has some small tech kits that are perfect for the occasion. One such kit is the Rebotz – Pogo The Jammin Jumping Robot. This robot is made from the tracks of an old snowmobile, a waffle iron, and some rubber bands. It’s fast and easy to build and demonstrates cams, springs, and motors in action. You can even combine the parts from different ReBotz kits to build your own creations. This kit is perfect for children ages 6 and up and costs $11.95.
Another fun Easter tech toy is the I Dig It! Dino – 3D T.Rex Excavation Kit. This kit allows your child to excavate a T. rex skeleton model from inside a 3D T. rex fossil replica. The kit includes 12 skeleton pieces buried in a plaster block, excavation tools, and a descriptive manual. Your child will feel like a paleontologist as they dig through the soft layers of plaster to expose the fossilized bones. This kit is perfect for children ages 7 and up and costs $9.95.
Finally, the Thames & Kosmos Gyroscope is a timeless scientific instrument that has been reimagined in a fresh, new design. Experiment with the gyroscope to learn about the physics of motion, forces, and gravity. Learn about gyroscopic forces and see and feel them in action. You can make the gyroscope balance on a tabletop, on a stand, and on a string. Spin the gyroscope inside the included clear plastic sphere and see and feel the forces acting on the sphere. This kit is perfect for children ages 8 and up and costs $9.95.
Earth Day Tech Toys
Earth Day is all about celebrating and preserving the planet. Thames & Kosmos has some tech toys that are perfect for this occasion as well. One such toy is the Solar Race Car. This sleek, compact race car harnesses the energy from the sun to power an electric motor that really gets it moving! With only 22 parts and an easy, snap-together design, you don’t need anything else except a pair of diagonal cutters to assemble the car. This unique race car demonstrates the basic principles of solar photovoltaics in a straightforward way. This kit is perfect for children ages 8 and up and costs $15.95.
Another fun Earth Day tech toy is the Water Power: Rocket-Propelled Car. This kit allows your child to harness the power of air and water to make things move! They can build water-rocket cars, jet-propelled boats, a water gun, and even a lawn sprinkler. Your child will learn about the laws of physics and their applications in real-world engineering. When they pump air into their rocket, they increase the air pressure inside. Then when they release the clamp, the air and water mixture inside will shoot out, causing the rocket to zoom off in the opposite direction! This kit is perfect for children ages 8 and up and costs $29.95.
Finally, the Amazing Minerals kit allows your child to excavate three real mineral specimens from a plaster block: quartz, amethyst, and pyrite (also known as fool’s gold!)
Inspiring the Next Generation Through Tech Gifts
As we celebrate Easter and Earth Day, we also have the opportunity to inspire the next generation to explore the wonders of science and technology. Thames & Kosmos has a range of STEM kits that make great gifts for young people who are curious and eager to learn.
For Easter, consider the Rebotz – Pogo The Jammin Jumping Robot, the I Dig It! Dino – 3D T.Rex Excavation Kit, or The Thames & Kosmos Gyroscope. These kits are small enough to fit into an Easter basket, but they are big on fun and learning.
To celebrate Earth Day, Thames & Kosmos has released the Solar Race Car, Water Power: Rocket-Propelled Car, and Amazing Minerals kits. These kits encourage young people to explore alternative energy sources, learn about the laws of physics, and discover the wonders of the natural world.
By giving tech gifts to young people, we can shape the future generations to be creative, innovative, and passionate about science and technology. So, this Easter and Earth Day, consider giving the gift of STEM with Thames & Kosmos kits.