Look inside the box

The pieces and parts inside are a combination of the everyday and the mysterious—check out what’s inside!

GREAT FOR SCHOOLS:

1. EASY

No special teacher training or maker lab required. We provide everything you need to get your classroom inventing right away.

2. REAL

Real parts, real science, real engineering. Mostly recognizable hardware and materials let kids easily connect the parts with objects in the world around them.

3. PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Open-ended Challenges actively engage students in authentic learning experiences driven by their own ideas.

4. STEM, STEAM & THE STANDARDS

Each Catalyst and Booster Pack relates to principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, with fun ways to meet NGSS and Common Core standards. More >

GREAT AT HOME:

1. FUN

Tinkering is playing! Catalysts are designed to get hands and minds moving quickly (and keep them moving).

2. FAST

Rapid prototyping allows kids to get started quickly and test out each new idea with minimal effort.

3. OPEN

We’ve purposely designed the Catalyst so kids can incorporate items from your garage, junk drawer or the hardware store.

4. SAFE

Carefully planned cases, voltages and speeds allow freedom of exploration, innovation and critical thinking without adult supervision.

KID-TESTED AND PRE-APPROVED.

The Catalyst prototypes have been tested with kids, re-designed, and re-tested, and are now available for order! To get a peek inside the lab, follow us on facebook and sign up to learn about events, activities and other special opportunities.

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO TINKER.

With each Catalyst we test, we want to make sure that kids find countless ways to assemble the parts and interact with their creations.  Watch this video to see just a few of the things that kids created using the Electric Motors Catalyst.