Amazon recently released its forecast of the most popular Christmas gifts for 2017 and STEM devices make up the majority of items on the list. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-based learning has seen exponential growth in recent years. This has resulted in a growth in and variety of STEM toys available on the market. In addition, STEM disciplines such as coding, programming, and have also become increasingly popular. So as the holiday season approaches, the most popular gifts have become toys, games and gadgets in this category.
STEM Products on the Amazon Christmas Gift List
In total, more than half, -11, STEM products made the list of 25 products that Amazon anticipated to be the most popular this year. Check them out below:
The Star Wars R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid is the first STEM product on Amazons’list at no 24 out of 25. This replica of Star War’s R2-D2 is an app-enabled Droid made by Sphero.
The droid features authentic movement, holographic simulation and an integrated speaker.
8. Osmo Genius Kit (£79)
Coming at number 23 is the Osmo Genius Kit, a STEM education kit for 5- 12 year olds. The Osmo Genius Kit is designed to make core subjects such mathematics into a fun experience.
7. Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone (£39.99)
The Makey Makey Invention Kit turns everyday objects into touch pads. Connected to your computer, everyday items give you thousands of possibilities even with no programming knowledge.
6. Paul Lamond 1046 “Roller Coaster Challenge” Game (£26.60)
The 3Doodler Pen is a 3D printing pen that allows STEM enthusiasts to create anything they want in 3D. As a result, the 3Doodler Start Essentials 3D Printing Pen Set is a great way to get kids interested in STEM.
4. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot (£141.10)
Dash Robot is a real robot that responds to its environment and comes with lots of coding projects.
Dash is available to use with free companion apps that help kids program the device into their very own perfect robot sidekick.
3. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit (£79.95)
With the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit kids can build their very own Droid robot. Theres no limit to the variety and number of Droids you can build and each one can be programmed to carry out tasks and tricks.
2. Cozmo ( £159.98)
The Cozmo robot from Anki is every kid’s dream smart robotic sidekick. Cozmo comes with loads of games and accompanying free apps.
1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 (£23.60)
The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 is an electronics discovery Kit that comes with snap-together components to help you build hundreds of electrical projects. Build anything from alarms to door bells and more using the detailed and illustrated manual.
First on this list and first on Amazons list, the low cost and simplicity of this kit makes it the STEM toy that will be most sought after this year.