Strawbees STEAM Starter With Microbit

This award-winning Swedish EdTech company is set out to inspire the next generation of inventors! All kids speak Strawbees, it’s the language of creativity. They say: ‘Let kids create the change our world needs!’ by coding, creative confidence, and hands-on rapid prototyping!

You don’t need to be an expert in STEAM subjects. With Strawbees Classroom, all you need is to try a starter lesson with your students! Once you have had your first “Aha!” moment together, take your pick from an entire library of curriculum-aligned lessons, professional development, and student-facing materials that cater to different abilities and age ranges. Ready to go full STEAM ahead?

No matter your students’ ages or abilities, their flexible building kits adding coding help develop complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative skills on and offline, for fun at home or in the classroom. They are students’ first choice!

That’s why they are currently present in over 20’000 schools and 100’000 homes in 50 countries worldwide. Strawbees is on a mission to empower teachers and parents to lead the young people from today into a future that will look radically different!

We find their lesson plans to be OUTSTANDING!  These kits will save you loads of prep time.

This product is great for ages 8-14, so it ranges from elementary to high school.

Great for:

  • Afterschool programs
  • Competitions and Events
  • Libraries
  • Makerspaces
  • Classrooms
  • Science Centers
  • Summer Camps

Inspired by Mitch Resnick’s amazing work at MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten, everything they make and do at Strawbees is about helping teachers help students develop creative thinking skills.

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Strawbees STEAM Classroom Microbit Bundle has everything you need for a well-rounded science, technology, engineering, art, and math experience in making and creating your projects.

Strawbees STEAM Starter With Microbit kit is true play and program hardware.  is a personal-sized building set with 230 pieces to build several small towers, moving mechanical cranes, and arms. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors organized in the box. Includes an instructional booklet with 11 activities and 10 challenges from the Pocketful of Ideas plus a colorful introductory poster! This kit allows students to build creative thinking skills and invent anything that they can imagine.

Both the micro:bit Go and Robotic Inventions for micro:bit – the micro:bit joins forces with the Robotic Inventions board for adding robotic capabilities. The Robotics board includes 2 RGB LEDs and attaches up to 3 servo motors to any Strawbees building project.

This 249-piece kit is best suited for 10-30 students in grades 3-9.

See a creation using this kit in this video.

This bundle includes:

  • Activity booklet and poster
  • Snap-on electronics
  • Color-coded pieces
  • Curriculum-Aligned Lessons
  • Includes Strawbees Classroom Free Trial

The introductory Strawbees building toolbox fuses the micro: bit to robotic capabilities!

This bundle includes micro: bits. A bundle without micro: bits is also available.

The ability to write in Microsoft MakeCode’s block-based programming platform, upload a program, and remove it from the computer to run on batteries.

A bundle without micro: bits is also available.

This kit makes physical and mechanical inventions come to life with the micro: bit.  Physical Computing and computational thinking extend programming to the physical world beyond the computer screen by allowing students to create interactive projects with the Strawbees building system.

All materials are custom-made, durable, and reusable.  When students finish building they can disassemble and begin a new project.

The lesson plans that Strawbees has available on their platform make this product one of our TOP PICKS!  This company took the basic teacher tools to the next level.  Their lessons match Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)Common Core, and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (and more coming!) for easy assessment. No more struggling to integrate STEAM into your lesson planning.


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