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Are you looking for great STEM gifts for tweens? You’re in the right place!
Finding great gift ideas focused on STEM is what we love to do! The great part about a lot of these STEM gifts is that they’re appropriate for kids aged 9 to 12! Everyone can get on board with a great STEM gift that promotes learning and fun throughout the moody tween years.
Use the list of gift ideas below as a fun way to find some great STEM gifts for 9-12 year olds. They’re all unique and fun and sure to make any tween excited. Here are some of the best STEM gifts for tweens.
Fun STEM Gifts for Tweens Aged 9-12!
We all know that tweens can be moody. But these STEM gifts for tweens will help get those kiddos out of a funk and into learning about science, technology, engineering and math!
How to Choose a STEM Gift for Tweens
The tween years are crucial for establishing the right mindset about STEM, particularly for girls. This is the age when many kids decide that STEM topics are for boys, which is of course, quite silly. Because sometimes girls aren’t as encouraged to explore STEM as boys, that’s why we have a specific list of STEM gifts for girls, but in reality, all STEM toys are just as good for girls as for boys!
The best way to choose a STEM gift for a kid aged 9-12 is to establish what they like and use that as the basis for what STEM gift you pick. For example, a kid who loves LEGO might like LEGO STEM activities, or a kid who likes learning about the weather might prefer STEM weather activities.
I always recommend choosing a STEM gift based on a child’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.
STEM Challenge Cards for Kids
Use these STEM challenge cards to go along with your new STEM gift ideas!
15 Fantastically Fun STEM Gifts for Tweens Aged 9-12
Tweens can be picky, but the tween years between 9 and 12 are one of the best times for kids to expand on any STEM interest they may already have. With these STEM gifts for tweens, you can give your tween the gift of STEM exploration that will last a lifetime, and provide hours of fun, too!