littleBits and Pearson Partnership Featured in Engadget

littleBits and Pearson bring electronics kits to US schools

Kids will learn how to invent devices that explain scientific concepts.

The littleBits team has long been eager to teach kids about the joys of building electronics, and it’s taking that commitment to its logical conclusion. It’s partnering with Pearson on the STEM Invention Toolbox, a kit that teaches students at varying grade levels how to design electronics and understand scientific concepts. They can craft circuits that save energy, for example, or a communication device for astronauts. The aim is to learn by doing, and encourage kids to “think beyond the text” — they’re not just memorizing facts or performing canned experiments.
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