While it’s no secret I love Lego and tech in general, I also love the educational STEM toys that are released. Sometimes, the ages on the toys don’t always make sense for their complexity, leaving a child who is either frustrated at something too tricky or too simplistic. Both can leave a young person slightly disengaged with STEM, the exact opposite of the idea of these toys!
Christmas 2019 I was given this Hydraulic Robot Arm kit, suitable for ages 10+1. With work, OU study and general life I’ve only just got around to building it2. So, let’s take a look – is it suitable for ages 10 and up for both build and principles it teaches?
You may have heard in the news that Girlguiding are looking to inspire girls and young women into STEM by introducing new interest badges. This is, without a doubt, fantastic news. The interest badge system has been a backbone of both Scouting and Guiding since they began as a way of encouraging young people to try new things. So, helping Guides explore these skills with new badges is a great step forward.