The Best STEM Toys for Ages 9 and 10


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S.T.E.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – our guide to the best toys for kids ages 9 and 10 who love STEM in all its forms.

Science and technology is fascinating to children. How do we know? Because we’ve all been asked by a child how something works, and stumbled when that child wasn’t satisfied with even the 7th level of answers.

That’s why it’s really important to encourage this love for learning by providing them with quality educational toys they can fully engage with. STEM toys that allow kids to experiment with ideas and concepts in order to develop their skills are very useful, but they have to be fun, too! Which is why our guide to the best STEM toys for 9-10 year olds features:

  1. Interactive Glow T-shirt
  2. Smart6 – Build Your Own RC Vehicles
  3. Kiko.962
  4. Archi.Tech Smart House
  5. Ultralight Airplanes
  6. Laser Chess
  7. Squishy Human Body

1Interactive Glow T-shirt, $31.99$31.99

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Mixing technology with style, these epic Glow T-shirts are guaranteed to impress any 9-10 year old. Complete with a UV laser pen, this smart interactive t-shirt will glow in the dark for five minutes for each seperate design and will then completely disappear, allowing you to draw again and again! A unique gift that will spark endless creativity!

2SmartCore 6 – Build Your Own RC Vehicles, $89.99$89.99

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Build and operate 6 different land and air remote control vehicles with this impressive kit. The magic is in design of the SmartCore Module, which uses a patented algorithm to evaluate the best way to control each vehicle. With 44 easy to snap together parts, this set is perfect for teaching STEM principals associated with physics, aerodynamics, and electronics whilst also creating your very own Gyrobot or Drone to take over the land and skies!

3KIKO.962, $27.99$27.99

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Kiko is a cool and colorful STEM project that your 9-10 year old will really engage with. The kit comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual and takes one to two hours to finish constructing. Kiko the robot walks on eight legs and has two interactive modes. With fun sounds and effects, and LED eyes, he’s the winning combination: very satisfying to build and great fun to play with!

4Archi.Tech Smart House, $49.99$49.99

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This is another fantastic gift idea for a tech loving almost-tween. Build your own electronic smart house using this super-cool kit – complete with 20 electronic experiments. Inspire the future architect to design structures with amazing features such as pulley-operated trap doors, an elevator or even a house-to-house tramway! This is THE ultimate STEM project!

5Ultralight Airplanes, $19.95$19.95

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Aerospace engineering is a wide and fascinating STEM discipline, so why not start your little ones young? Building model airplanes has been popular since the Wright Brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk, and now your STEM student can follow in their footsteps with this fun and easy kit.

6Laser Chess, $45.99$45.99

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Even the hardest working young engineers need to take a break, and what better way than with a game that seamlessly mixes strategy and technology? Reflect the laser off the mirrored pieces to eliminate pieces from play. Practice logic and spatial relations in friendly competition, and keep those brain muscles working!

7Squishy Human Body, $24.99$24.99

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A must have for future doctors, this 12″ high model of a human skeleton has removable squishy organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular, and muscular systems, so you can literally see how it all works. Use the included forceps and tweezers to remove 12 different bones and muscles as well as 9 vital organs. Perform your own (fake miniature) surgery!

And what a future that will look like, huh? With these choices of best STEM toys for children ages 9 and 10, it looks just a little brighter.

STEM is a big concept — sometimes we think kids won’t be able to understand the complexities involved, but that just isn’t true! Especially at the 9-10 age range, where foundational learning starts and pivotal choices are made about children’s interests. Parents and family members can start with our short list of the best STEM toys for children ages 9 and 10.

Speaking of children’s interests, here are a few of our favorite science and math jokes to get a little smile or a big eye-roll:

Q: How can you make the number seven even?

A: Take the ‘s’ out.

I just saw my math teacher with some graph paper. He must be plotting something.

Q: Why is a math book depressed.

A: Because it’s got so many problems.

Teen 1: Did you hear oxygen and magnesium go together?

Teen 2: OMG!!!

Happy STEM-ing, from the Wicked Uncle Science and Math Team!

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  • Why We Chose Them: All of the toys Wicked Uncle recommends are high quality, kid tested and from top brands. All toys are age-appropriate and categorized accordingly, so there is no guessing whether or not they are above or below the child’s skill or interest level. 
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