Aspiring coders will want to move quickly on these space-inspired littleBits Prime Day deals ending Tuesday (June 22).
The kits are up to 40% off and will allow your kids to teach themselves coding and other skills that help level up their education in science, technology, arts, engineering and technology (STEAM).
The littleBits Space Rover Inventor Kit is nearly $30 off at Amazon, an incredible 40% discount deal. This educational kit is perfect for fans of the ongoing adventures of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars. The kit, aimed for kids 8 years and older, will allow them to connect a smartphone to build and customize a rover set for simulated planetary space adventures.
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Electronic building blocks in the rover kit allow kids to create features they probably recognize from Perseverance, such as a robotic arm and a scoop to collect samples. Instructional videos are free for use for your kids, allowing them to find their way with guided assistance.
For a more superhuman twist, your kids can turn to the littleBits "Avengers" Hero Inventor kit, which is 23% off for Prime Day. Just like what you see in the movies, kids will be encouraged with Marvel-themed voices and sound effects to learn how to code.
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit:
$69.95 $53.99 at Amazon
Inspired by the popular "Avengers" comic books and movies from Marvel, your kids can learn how to code for 23% off this Prime Day. The kit includes authentic sound effects, a superhero voice, an animator creator and compatibility with iPhone (iOS 10.0 or later) or Android (5.0 or later.)
Your superheroes-in-training will be tasked with building an Iron Man gauntlet, which can then be connected to an app. The kit is recommended for kids ages 8 and up.
There are a lot of other science kits with deep discounts for Prime Day. We've rounded up five very popular ones at LiveScience, or you can check out these robotic or scientific kit offerings from National Geographic, Ciro and Osmo.
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Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for Space.com for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace