Q: What age group Is best suited for this box?Asked by Von K., July 2019
To appeal to all ages, we carefully selected visually beautiful patterns
that have scientific, mathematical, and artistic significance. We include
games, models, art, and natural wonders that reflect those patterns and
make them tangible. While the boxes include easy access science-oriented
games, drag-and drop Scratch coding, stories and art activities for
preteens to enjoy, it also includes fascinating lessons for adults or
teens. Each box comes with a lesson for an adult or teen alone, or for a
preteen with adult guidance. So we believe two groups will benefit the
most: 1) preteens working with an enthusiastic adult, 2) teenage or adult
science geeks working alone. Thanks for your interest and your question!
Chris and Kathy
We take you on a STEAM adventure! Explore tiling patterns on lizards, quartz crystals and origami, with art, science, and math. Model lizard ecosystem patterns. Model lizard scale patterns and seashells patterns with computer code. Includes a picture book and card game with accompanying code.
Learn about the golden ratio, spirals and parabolas, with drag and drop code, a coloring book, cards, and origami parabolas. Our movies, instructional cards and models give you an intuitive feel for the Golden Angle, irrational numbers, and why the arms of floral spirals are Fibonacci numbers.
Strategic board game and code simulating segregation. Red and Blue take turns trying to make their crabs happy. Each crab only requires three neighbors like themselves to be happy. Yet segregation usually results. A second game simulates integration. Comes with easy models of segregation.
This strategic board game shows how social pressure results in capricious fads. The cardboard game comes with computer code for the game. You can use this drag and drop code online to learn more about how to model social dynamics and even how to code the model (in Scratch or NetLogo). Or just play!
Explore elegant symmetrical patterns constructed with simple rules. These include sparkly and crystal clear “Platonic solids" and logarithmic spirals. See these patterns in the enclosed real fluorite, pyrite, shell, and a fossil ammonite. Make these patterns with easy drag & drop code.
This board game is a barely balanced ecosystem. Try to tip it in your favor (2-4 players). Includes a microbial version of the ecosystem. Immerse yourself in these competitive worlds. Comes with coding cards, instructional movies, online computer models, art activities, and shells.
Try to gain the most elk and grass through strategic grazing and hunting. The beautiful cardboard game has a code version, which is a model of a predator-prey ecosystem. Comes with tiles, rulebook, board, coding cards, easy online computer code, models, movies, and full color picture book.