As the holidays approach, here is your quick guide for STEM-inspired gifts for the budding scientistas in your life!
This fun lab activity set by Learning Resources ® will have any preschooler feeling like a real scientist. Complete with test tubes, goggles, and a beaker, young girls can learn about scientific equipment while performing simple, hands-on experiments.
The young engineer on your list will love this ‘Craft-Struction’ box from Goldieblox that contains nearly 300 pieces. She can let her inventiveness run wild while she builds prototypes of whatever she can imagine!
This base coding kit by Let’s Start Coding comes with detailed instructions to start any girl on her coding journey. Free coding software is supplied, allowing you to see the results of your code. For a Harry Potter-lover who also wants to learn how to code, check out this wand coding kit by Kano.
The middle school girl on your list will love a set that allows her to do fun, hands-on science experiments. Whether it’s a classic chemistry set from Thames & Cosmos, a robotic hand kit from 4M, or a fossil dig kit from National Geographic, these gifts are sure to make any girl happy.
A drone is perfect for a high school girl looking for adventure. This one by Holy Stone is easy to use and excellent for beginners.
A good science book is always enjoyable. I personally find The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert a favorite and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot a must-read. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore and Code Girls by Liza Mundy tell amazing, previously untold stories about women and science.
For the coffee-lover, try either this caffeine beaker mug by American Scientific or this caffeine molecule necklace by Silver Phantom Jewelry
This book by Rachel Ignotofsky is filled with beautiful illustrations and exciting information about pioneering women in science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s a perfect gift for scientistas at any age.