Curiosity Kits

Curiosity Kits allow families the opportunity to check out a backpack that contains a STEM-oriented kit plus a related non-fiction book.


littleBits Electronics Deluxe Kit & Getting Started with littleBits


littleBits Electronics Premium KitGetting Started with littleBits

Sparkfun Digital Sandbox & The New Way Things Work

Makey Makey, The Invention Kit for Everyone & The New Way Things Work

Snap Circuits Jr.Switch On, Switch Off


Snap Circuits 300 & Charged Up: The Story of Electricity

Physical Sciences

Forces & Motion Marble Run & Forces Make Things Move

Simple Machines: K’Nex Simple Machines Kit & Simple Machines: Levers, Wheels, and Pulleys

simple machines

Rocks and Minerals kit & National Geographic Guide to Rocks and Minerals


Engineering: Magna-tiles + Playstix & Engineering the ABCs

Life Sciences

Backyard Birding: 2 sets of binoculars, & Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest chart, National Geographic Kids’ Bird Guide

Human Skeleton puzzle & The Skeleton Inside You

Human Anatomy kit & book

My First Microscope + slides & Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope


Owl Pellet Dissection kit & Owls

SWAN Catalog



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