Q: Please let me know what crate would be the first shipped if I order the science expedition crate today for a 3 month subscription. Thank you.Asked by Graham M., February 2023
Currently, our first box contains:
1. ASSEMBLE A HYDRAULIC MECHANICAL CLAW
Explore the science of hydraulics, Robotics, and Pascal’s Principle of water power by engineering your very own water pressure-powered mechanical claw!
2. BUILD AN ELECTRONIC ILLUSION MACHINE
Learn about artist Marcel Duchamp and his Duchamp-Rotorelief optical illusion machine. Can your brain be fooled into seeing something that isn’t really there?
3. GROW A PREHISTORIC CRYSTAL GARDEN
Capillary action, evaporation, and crystallization will bring your prehistoric setting to life. Grow a one-of-a-kind crystal garden right before your eyes!
Those are the 3 projects currently being shipped for our customer's first box. Coming later in 2023 the first box contents may change.
Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: regarding Stem Discovery Boxes 3 month subscription, where can I view some of your boxes? This would be my first time with CratejoyAsked by Graham M., February 2023
Hello! Our cratejoy listing shows many of our projects, but you can also see samples on our website and facebook page. If you would like to know specifically what is in an upcoming box, please contact us via email and we can provide detailed information on the next months box.
Q: Can you choose to send a kit every three months instead of monthly?Asked by Hector C., November 2020
Yes, you can definitely do that! Once you place your order for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, simply contact us with the specific months that you would like the boxes delivered. As of now I'm not sure if cratejoy offers custom ship dates for pay-per-month subscriptions, but we can do so with the 3, 6 and 12 mo. Thank you!
Q: It says 7-12. My grand child is at the upper end. Will these be challenging enough for her?Asked by Ed D., November 2020
We have many teens, and parents even, who love the projects. We provide a variety of topics and difficulty levels per box. Younger kids may need help with some of the more difficult projects, but tweens and teens will be able to do them independently. Thank you!
Did not interest my kids.
My grandson loves these projects. Great way to spend time together.
I gave a box to my niece as part of her Christmas gift. She had a great time following the directions and creating. We even made one kit over Skype together. Thanks!
Thank you for purchasing a STEM Discovery Boxes subscription! That is awesome that you and your niece built a project together over skype. Thank you for your review!
My oldest daughter impatiently waits for her box every month. Absolutely love this subscription
Thank you so much for your review! We love hearing that your daughter looks forward to her box every month!
We ordered these for our 7 year old son and he loves them.
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that your son loves his STEM Discovery Boxes!
Both my grandkids work together on the activities. They love them and look forward to them each month.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy your grandkids love their STEM Discovery Boxes!
Some of the instructions could be clearer but it gave her a challenge. Thanks!
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that your little STEMist enjoys the projects and experiments! We strive to provide a range of ability levels to offer activities that kids can do on their own as well as activities that adult and child can do together (kids love that type of quality time) - it's also also great for kids who enjoy doing a more challenging project on their own. We will definitely take note to your suggestion about offering more detailed instructions. We love hearing customer feedback that helps us constantly improve our product. Thank you again for taking the time to review your STEM Discovery Boxes!
5 yr. old grandson loves these. 7 yr old granddaughter, not so much.
Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it!
Daughter loves opening the box. She wanted to do projects right away. It was already bedtime.
We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it! Please let us know if you ever need assistance with anything, we're always here to help!
My husband and I are both college graduates and he is a science nerd. Yet, we could not get some of the projects to work at all, or as expected. The directions are not always clear or detailed enough. It needs a longer format for instructions than the card to guarantee success.
We bought the Discovery Boxes as part of our science curriculum for our grand daughter who is 7. We are pandemic homeschooling. She is at the young end of the scale for this product, but since she would be doing this all with an adult, we thought the level would be acceptable. Many of the projects are not only above what she can even help with, they are also above her understand of scientific principals.
The concept is great. However, I would caution parents interested to buy in at levels where their child is in the medium to high age range suggested for the kit. I would also recommend that one adult be 'science inclined'. We kept our subscription for the school year and picked the projects we wanted to do.
VR GOGGLES: Immerse yourself into the high tech world of virtual reality. Create your very own VR goggles. GLOWING BOUNCY BALLS: Explore CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS while creating one-of-a-kind bouncy balls and learning about luminescence, elasticity, phosphor, potential energy and kinetic energy. BALANCE BOT: Experiment with the PHYSICS of gravity and weight distribution. Learn about the CENTER OF MASS as you engineer a rolling bot that zooms around—and never tips over!
ENGINEER A LOCKING SAFE: Explore MATH and MECHANICAL ENGINEERING by assembling your own locking safe! Build a private treasure box. SKELETAN MODEL: Learn about BONES, JOINTS, and MUSCLES while building a human skeletal model. How many bones do you have? Let’s find out GERM EXPERIMENTS: Where are germs hiding? Visually see the bacteria that can grow from the germs lurking all around you! How do germs travel and how do you get rid of them? Simulate the transfer of germs!
ELECTRIC DOUGH: Have fun creating custom, one-of-a-kind circuits with conducting dough, insulating clay, and multi-colored LED lights! HYDRAULIC DIGGER: Learn about Pascal’s Principle. Explore HYDRAULICS by engineering a digger that raises and lowers in various ways using the power of pressurized moving liquids. NON-NEWTONIAN MATTER Is it a solid? A liquid? Or Both? Learn about Non-Newtonian fluids, SUSPENSION and viscosity with this melty, gooey matter.
MAGICAL HYDROPHOBIC SAND: Explore HYDROPHOBICS while being mesmerized by its water-repelling power! Can you put sand in water and have it remain DRY when you take it out? CONSTRUCT A UV SPY FLASHLIGHT: Learn about phosphors and fluorescence as you write secret messages that can only be revealed using a special ultraviolet black light. ENGINEER A POM-POM SLINGSHOT: Experiment with ELASTIC ENERGY by making your very own pom-pom slingshot. Create a HYPOTHESIS and test it
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