Meccano Encourages STEM Learning
For over 100 years, Meccano has inspired countless engineers, designers, architects and creative minds of all ages. Meccano is more than just a toy, it is a tool for teachers and educators.
Meccano has worked with the best schools and universities, including the USC Engineering and Robotics Research Lab, to make its Meccano Maker System line highly compatible with STEM initiatives.
What is STEM Education and why is it important?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. An education platform built around STEM is vital to our future because these topics shape our everyday experiences. STEM Education is important to our children’s future as we are living in a technological age that relies heavily on science, technology, engineering & math. By promoting STEM in our everyday lives AND making it fun, we are cultivating the creative minds of future generations for years to come.
How is Meccano involved in STEM?
Meccano Maker System sets encourage kids to learn about STEM skills while having fun! All Meccano Maker System sets are designed with STEM qualifications in mind. With Meccano, you will use unique metal & plastic parts of various shapes & sizes to build working models. Meccano sets feature real working parts, motors and wheels to provide even more STEM learning opportunities while still having fun playing with your final creation. Not only will you experience many STEM scenarios during construction of the models, but also after the model is built (e.g. levers, pulleys, gears, frame/shell structures, mechanisms, simple machines, programming).
Meccano Maker System also includes products featuring robotics and programming: Meccanoid G15 and Meccanoid G15KS. Meccanoid is an advanced yet easy to use open-source robotics platform. Each Meccanoid offers builders of any age and skill sets access to the core values of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and empowers children with a tool to learn about coding, robotics and construction.Click Here to Learn More About Open Source Programming