Gamified STEM

Science-focused board games seek to inspire youth to pursue STEM

Implications - As parents consider the best way to encourage healthy development in their children, board games with focuses on topics such as urban planning and optics seek to engage youth in STEM subjects. Such games highlight the genuinely interesting science informing all aspects of daily life, which in turn is aimed to get children interested in disciplines related to math and science. This shift represents a contemporary understanding of the influence of childhood activities on future education and career development.
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Sep 15 - Feb 17
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STEM Playground Toys - Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
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This Year and Hot 2,315 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 17
STEM Playground Toys
Learning Resources' Building Playset Focuses on Engineering and Design
Slides, swings and seesaws are pieces of playground equipment that are associated with play, but Learning Resources’ new playground toy set puts an educational twist on these instruments of... [More]
STEM App Subscription Programs - The Hopscotch App Makes STEM Learning More Accessible to Kids
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This Year and Warm 1,254 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 16
STEM App Subscription Programs
The Hopscotch App Makes STEM Learning More Accessible to Kids
Following a successful launch back in 2013, the Hopscotch app recently received an update that makes STEM learning even more accessible to kids. The app retains the same user-friendly design that... [More]
Urban Planning Board Games - CitiesUP Allows Participants to Buy and Build Neighborhoods
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Warm 1,670 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 16
Urban Planning Board Games
CitiesUP Allows Participants to Buy and Build Neighborhoods
Those with an interest in urban planning and real estate will love CitiesUp, a Kickstarter-funded board game that invites players to build their very own neighborhoods. Designed for two to four... [More]
Cognitive Design Games - The 'Designercise' Board Game Enhances a Player’s Creative Thoughts
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Average 1,586 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 15
Cognitive Design Games
The 'Designercise' Board Game Enhances a Player’s Creative Thoughts
Designer and sociologist Leyla Acaroglu created this interactive board game hybrid that aims to unleash creativity through a variety of brain-stimulating design games. Designercise is filled with... [More]
Physics Board Games - This App-Connected Family Board Game Uses Logic to Teach the Scientific Method
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Mild 1,140 Clicks Pub: Oct 19, 15
Physics Board Games
This App-Connected Family Board Game Uses Logic to Teach the Scientific Method
‘Publish or Perish’ joins the realm of family board games, integrating both science and technology into the game without being too difficult for kids. The game aims to teach children... [More]
Optics-Teaching Board Games - The 'Lazer Maze' Junior Board Game Teaches Science During Gameplay
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Untested 375 Clicks Pub: Dec 8, 15
Optics-Teaching Board Games
The 'Lazer Maze' Junior Board Game Teaches Science During Gameplay
Parents are now constantly on the hunt for new ways to infuse learning into everyday life for their children, so the ‘Lazer Maze’ Junior Board Game is designed to entertain and educate... [More]
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