Looking for an awesome gift for an eleven year old boy or girl? STEM toys are a great choice! The best ones are educational, but they’re also incredibly fun. Here’s our ultimate list of the best science kits for 11 year olds.
This super cool kit allows kids to perform in-depth investigations into the blueprints of life: genetics and DNA. Analyze DNA to identify suspects and solve crimes, or breed a bacteria colony to experiment with survival of the fittest. The kit comes with a fascinating full-colour manual, so children can also read all about genetic mutation and discover how scientists clone plants and animals.
Know a young Sherlock Holmes? They’ll have a blast using forensic science to solve crimes! This briefcase is brimming with all the best investigative tools used by real detectives. Gather and document evidence–take fingerprints, collect hairs, and secure a crime scene. Decipher codes and write messages with invisible ink and then use your super science skills to solve practice cases. Absolutely arresting fun!
Armed with knowledge
Harness the power of water to fuel this mechanical masterpiece — no motor or battery necessary! Follow the illustrated instructions to assemble the robotic arm. Once it’s constructed, use the levers to move the arm through six axes of movement. Lift objects of up to 50g with the gripper, or try the suction cup attachment. A great way to challenge engineering skills and learn all about hydraulic power!
Future doctors and scientists will love this fact-filled box of a book. The clever cube unfolds to reveal 12 informative pages brimming with facts about the human body. The book covers all of the major body systems: heart, lungs, digestion, muscles, bones, the brain, and more. Keep turning to keep learning. Next stop: medical school!
A rambunctious robot
Know an eleven year old robot fanatic? They’ll have a great time building this highly intelligent little ‘bot that walks, follows, and explores. The build kit comes with easy-to-follow instructions so that kids can build a fully functioning robot in just one to two hours! With fun sounds, wild effects and LED eyes, Tobbie is sure to engage their minds and steal their hearts!
Party with putty!
This awesome kit provides everything tweens need to make their own colourful putty. Add sparkle, shimmer or glow effects from concentrates and then stretch and fold to blend creations. Design storage tins for safekeeping, and then go crazy with the putty! Bounce it, pull it, pop it, knead it! Chemistry has never been more fun!