The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s your job to design the objects they need to fit their worlds
Imagine in the not-to-distant future, life has changed as you know it, the world has a new source of clean, renewable energy powered by an invention that your child or student has designed. Now imagine yourself paving the first stepping stone on their design journey by giving them The Extraordinaires® Design Studio.
The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is a powerful learning tool, that introduces children to the world of design, teaching them the foundations of design in a fun and engaging way. Your clients The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs, it’s the job of your student or child to design the inventions they need to fit their worlds.
Choose your design client, from a rap star to a vampire teen or even an evil genius plotting in his lair. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs. Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick a design project. It could be a communications device for a soldier or a drinks carrier for a circus acrobat, with over 200 design combinations, young minds will be entertained for hours.
A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your object be made portable, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Using the think cards helps develop design-thinking skills which are essential in the 21st Century. For ages 10+.
15 Extraordinaires Cards – Choose your design client, from a rap star to a vampire teen or even an evil genius plotting in his lair. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them, their world and their needs.
15 Object Cards – Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick your Invention or Gadget design project. It could be a communications device for a soldier or a drinks carrier for a circus acrobat.
30 Think Cards – A good designer always asks lots of questions, pick a think card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your object be made portable, smaller or could it be made with more sustainable materials? Use the think cards to develop design-thinking, an essential skill much needed in the 21st Century.
Idea Pad – Capture up to 50 of your designs on the idea pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your idea pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
Designer’s Pen – designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas.
Drawing Case – tactile and ergonomically designed to sit perfectly on a table or on the lap of a young designer.
Instructions – Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get designing amazing inventions instantly.
KEVA planks instantly transform libraries into engaging, interactive learning spaces. Quiet unguided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and Art to life.
Approach KEVA from a whole new angle! Full-color cards include a 2-D building challenge on one side and the solution on the other. Students can manipulate KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. For ages 8 and up.
Includes 20 KEVA planks, 30 double-sided cards and instructions in a zippered carrying case.
Hands-on learning at it best! The K’NEX® Education Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of Simple Machines – levers and pulleys. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action.
Builds 8 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time.
The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students’ understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Extension activities that can be used to explore the concepts more deeply are also included.
STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning. K’NEX® models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards.
Grades 3-5. For 2-3 students in teams.
Includes 178 K’NEX parts, building instructions, comprehensive teacher’s guide and storage tray with snap-on lid.
Build up a storm with this big box of classic LEGO® bricks in 33 different colors. With lots of different windows and doors, along with other special pieces to inspire you, you can really run with your imagination. With some ideas to get you started, this set provides the perfect creative toolkit for budding builders of all ages to enjoy some classic LEGO construction. It comes in a convenient plastic storage box and is an ideal supplement to any existing LEGO collection. For ages 4 and up.
Includes 790 pieces and plastic storage box.
Create touch-activated inventions to control your stuff.
Includes 8 inventions, plus thousands more online
Grades 3 – 8
1 Makey Makey
1 sound trigger
1 battery + cable
1 mechanical arm
1 micro usb cable
1 mounting boards
2 project templates
1 servo hub
1 servo mount
6 Shoes (Adhesive)
Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collaborative creative environments such as classrooms, maker spaces, museums and of course homes. Makedo inspires and enhances the learning process because it is highly engaging and super exciting to use.
With Makedo, learners can explore their ideas and hypotheses in an open-ended, hands on way that engenders a deeper understanding of concepts with application to real-life scenarios. With Makedo, the emphasis is on process rather than outcome. What could be seen as a mistake becomes a discovery and cause for celebration. Through a process of experimentation, adaptation and invention, with Makedo, ordinary cardboard becomes that imagined thing; from ‘minds eye’ to ‘I made it’. For ages 6 and up.
This Makedo tool kit is great for small and large creations. Kit consists of 120 reusable parts for 1 to 6 makers.
Includes 4 scrudrivers, 4 safe-saws, 84 scrus and 28 scru xl.
The Robotic Arm Edge is loaded with capabilities… command the gripper to open and close, wrist motion of 120°, an extensive elbow range of 300°, base rotation of 270°, base motion of 180°, vertical reach of 15″, horizontal reach of 12.6″, and lifting capacity of 100g. WOW!
Additional features include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator is included on all five gear boxes to prevent any potential injury or gear breakage during operation. Total command and visual manipulation using the “5’s”, five-switch wired controller, 5 motors, 5 gear boxes, and 5 joints.
For ages 10 and up.
Requires 4 D batteries, sold separately, plus basic hand tools for assembly.
Ozobot Evo is the smart and social robot that teaches you to code while connecting you with friends. Evo entertains right out of the box with an expressive language of sounds, LED lights and a little bit of attitude. The bot uses proximity sensors to avoid obstacles, and optical sensors to recognize colors. Download the Ozobot Evo App on a smartphone or tablet to enjoy remote controlled and programmable play with Evo. Find friends who have Evos of their own, and challenge them to races and coding games. Send and receive messages and Ozojis—Evo behaviors that combine lights, sounds and movements to express ideas and emotions. Re-program your Ozojis with the OzoBlockly editor to make them uniquely your own.
This smart and social robot introduces a whole new way for gamers and learners ages 8 and up to connect, code, collaborate and share. Earning achievements to unlock new experiences and plenty of personalization options make every day with Evo a unique experience—at home, in the classroom and on the go.
At home, the new Ozobot empowers endless hours of gaming, programming projects and downloadable activities for the whole family.
In the classroom, this bot introduces coding and STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Measuring in at just over one cubic inch, the new Ozobot also enables on-the-go activities like meeting up with friends, syncing bots and unlocking enhanced gaming and learning experiences together.
In any setting, users can choose between controlling their Ozobot’s lights, sounds and movements from a smart device or letting the bot act autonomously.
The new Ozobot comes with the following features:
Includes Titanium Black Ozobot, playfield, OzoSkin, 4 color-code markers, USB charging cable and carrying pouch.
Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, students can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities and share their creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is the students’ imagination.
SPRK+ and Lightning Lab allow students to collaborate with other users around the globe to innovate the world of education and empower anyone to program. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Join the growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents – all learning on the same social platform. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball.
Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
Bluetooth Smart (100 foot range)
Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s)
Built-in LED glow
Inductive charging with over 1 hour of play on a full charge
App and firmware updates that introduce new features
Plug charging cradle into a USB power adapter and directly into a wall outlet.
If charging more than one SPRK+, plug charging cradle into a Sphero Approved USB hub, noted on our support page.
DO NOT use an unapproved USB hub. Doing so can cause irreparable damage to your cradle and robot.
Includes Sphero SPRK+, inductive charging base with USB charging cable, maze tape, 360° protractor, sticker sheet, Quick Start guide to get you rolling and Sphero SPRK Lightning app available for download in the App Store, Google Play and Kindle Store.