fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I & II Kits – Review – WHS 180

Teaching STEM topics to homeschooled kids can sometimes be difficult. Often times, the “freebie” worksheets and experiments you find online are either too simple for older or more inquisitive kids or they lack detailed explanations about how to perform the experiments. In addition, many science curriculum lack the rigor we desire for our kids. Our family is probably unusual in that regard.

When I was contacted by Studica to review the fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I & I kits they offer I was excited. After I actually used them with my kids my excitement was justified. These two kits exceeded my expectations in their quality, level of detail, and their supplemental as well as supporting material.

fischertechnik Introduction to STEM Kit
Introduction to STEM I
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fischertechnik Introduction to STEM I Kit

Introduces your students to everyday technology and exhibits how these simple machines actually work. It is the ideal solution for bringing STEM curriculum to elementary school classrooms. Assist your students in understanding the world of technology around them, while simultaneously creating a solid foundation in STEM concepts that will prepare them for future success. This education set is recommended for grades 2-4, and includes standards-based curriculum.

Cost: $99. For more information, please visit

fischertechnik Introduction to STEM II Kit

This set uses everyday technology to invite students to construct 12 easy-to-understand models. Students are offered a foundation in STEM concepts by applying them to classroom and household items they use daily. This includes constructing a hand dryer, windshield wipers, a lighthouse with blinking light, merry-go-round and an automatic sliding door. Engage students with hands-on activities that will help them develop an interest and aptitude in STEM subjects. This education set is recommended for grades 3-5, and includes standards-based curriculum.

Cost: $199. For more information, please visit

fischertechnik Introduction to STEM Kit
Introduction to STEM II


  • How-to videos to help you get started
  • Detailed instructions for building models
  • Excellent supplemental material includes worksheets, learning targets, and objectives
  • Keeps kids engaged and learning on multiple levels
  • Kits come in boxes with dividers for safe storage and easy organization


  • Some parts are very small
  • Requires a lot of organization and preparation to get started
  • Cost
  • Designed for classrooms

For my complete review, please be sure to listen to the episode.

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