Best Space STEM Toys

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Gifting your child with space STEM toys is an excellent way to encourage and motivate your child to learn complex concepts. Not only is it incredibly fun to explore the celestial world, but space STEM toys actually help your child develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills as well. If you need some help figuring out which space STEM toys are the best, take a look at our top picks.

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Ravensburger Gravitrax Starter Set for Kids

Roll the ball from start to finish

The Ravensburger Gravitrax starter set for kids is great for children aged 8 and up. With over 122 pieces, this space STEM toy encourages you to build and design a race track. Designing the track requires your child to plan, engineer, and consider the rules of gravity, magnetism, and kinetics. Your child gets to completely customize their design; however, the objective is to get the included ball to continuously roll along the track from start to finish. 

Floating around

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4M Kidz Labs Anti-Gravity Magnetic Levitation Science Kit

Entering the no-gravity zone

If your child is fascinated by the effects of gravity and the lack thereof in space, then the 4M Kidz Labs anti-Gravity magnetic levitation science kit is a great STEM toy option. This kit includes all of the materials needed to orchestrate experiments like levitating a pencil, creating a maglev, and more. Recommended for children aged 8 and up, these hands-on experiments are both fun and educational.


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4M 4605 Water Rocket Kit

Water blast your way into space

This space STEM toy is perfect for kids who have a passion for space. Let your child unleash their inner astronaut with the 4M 4605 water rocket kit. Your child will have fun transforming a recycled bottle into a rocket that they can blast off into the sky. Using the power of water pressure, this water bottle rocket can launch up to 90-feet high. All of the materials needed to complete this experiment are included, except for a bicycle pump, which is needed to create pressure for launching.

Space bound

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4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium

Explore the solar sy-STEM

This glow-in-the-dark planetarium features all of the planets in our solar system. Your child will enjoy learning about the Milky Way while correctly assembling and painting each planet in the model. Once assembled, the model solar system can be manipulated to move in their orbits. Included in the 4M 3427 solar system planetarium kit are mini planets, paint, string, stencils, and a chart that features fun facts. This space STEM toy is intended for children aged 8 and up.

The bottom line

Space STEM toys are an excellent way to get your children and students excited about space and about learning. With toys like the Ravensburger Gravitrax Starter Set for Kids, your children can merge creativity with science and create their own space track. This toy features a brain game, where your children must put their minds to work to create a track that allows a ball to roll all the way through. 

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