This list of STEM gifts for teens is perfect for holiday gifts or birthday gifts! These fun STEM gifts are full of creativity, exploring, and of course, are based on STEM! If you’re ready to give a fantastic gift to that teen in your life, this list is full of great choices.
Have fun figuring out which gift you like best, and then place that order ASAP. These are the gifts that teens are going to love and actually enjoy using. Here are some great STEM gifts for teens that won’t make them roll their eyes when they open it.
Fun STEM Gifts for Teens in Middle School and Beyond
We all know that teens can be moody. But these STEM gifts for teens will help get those kiddos out of a funk and into learning about science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and hands-on way.
How to Choose a STEM Gift for a Teen
The teen years are crucial for establishing the right mindset about STEM and helping kids decide if they want to pursue a career in STEM.
Because sometimes girls aren’t as encouraged to explore STEM as boys, we have a specific list of STEM gifts for girls, but in reality, all STEM toys are for every kid.
The best way to choose a STEM gift for teens is to establish what they like and use that as the basis for what STEM gift you pick. For example, a teen who loves LEGO might like LEGO STEM activities, or a teen who likes learning about the weather might prefer STEM weather activities. And middle schoolers will of course, like these Middle School STEM Activities.
I always recommend choosing a STEM gift based on your teen’s interest, because we’re not focused so much on learning objectives with these STEM gift ideas, but rather promoting an love of STEM as a whole that will carry into the classroom and make the boring algebra and memorization of the periodic table of elements seem worthwhile.
Get the directions for the cartesian diver experiment here.
STEM Challenge Cards for Teens
Use these STEM challenge cards to go along with your new STEM gift ideas!