Build FOUR different STEM/STEAM/Maker projects with the Claw/Bot/Launch/Race Combo Kit! Start with whichever project you like, complete the example build, then modify it to make your own unique designs. Then take it apart and build the next one! Or stray from the projects, entirely, and build something completely unique! Each project has tons of optional challenges and labs to get kids exploring science and innovating with engineering.
Please Note: Each Combo Kit includes enough TeacherGeek building components to complete one build at a time. In order to start a new build you must first deconstruct your previous build so you can re-use some of its parts.
Want to learn more about how Combo Kits work? Check out the Start Guide included in each kit!
Customize this activity for the highlighted ages with tons of free labs and challenges!
This is an educational product and not a toy. Adult supervision is required.
Design and build a Hydraulic Claw that works just like the games in an arcade! Move the upper cylinder and watch your claw open and close below. We have documents to get you started, but the final claw design up to you! Can you design a claw to pick up specific objects (worms, marshmallows, balls)?
Wiggle-Bots are motorized contraptions that are designed and built entirely by kids. They are more than a fun activity - they truly inspire. Watch eyes widen as wires are connected and Wiggle-Bots start to move. See how understanding and design evolves through experimentation and tinkering. Appreciate the challenge of going beyond step by step instructions and creating something completely new and innovative. It's an incredible experience. How will you wiggle? Your Wiggle-Bot can be designed to do many cool things.
Projectile Launcher 2.0
Hit 'em with your best shot! Build your own Launcher with TeacherGeek - send ping pong balls flying, marking the trajectory and distance of your shots and targets. Redesign your launcher with greater accuracy and precision through the optional labs and graphing sheets, then compete in exciting design challenges. Change one variable at a time, utilizing scientific and engineering methods to successfully hit targets. Use recycling bin materials or extra components to build a kicker, plunger, trebuchet, or slingshot – your imagination is the limit!
Rubber Band Racer
Design and engineer a vehicle that is propelled by the energy stored in rubber bands. Make it go for distance, or stop with precision. Design it to go fast, or cross difficult terrain. Rubber band racers can be easily redesigned/reconfigured, so every day you can have a different challenge. Learn by experiencing potential and kinetic energy, simple machines, friction, elasticity and ratios. Learn how friction can help, and hurt your racer. This activity is one of our most popular.