Learn with Strawbees
Learn without limits
Our kits are supported by an online learning platform that we developed with input from teachers, and the lesson plans include:
- Recommended activities for skill development
- Guiding questions to enhance learning
- Ideas for managing group dynamics and team learning
- Assessment tools
You can use Strawbees lesson plans as-is. Or you can twist and transform them into something new. Just use your imagination. Each lesson agile enough for you to take inspiration and do things your way. Think of our lesson plans as informed starting points for you to meet the unique needs and interests of each child and class. Try new things, build on these ideas and share your discoveries!
Here’s some inspiration to get started building with Strawbees construction, with guides for Quirkbot and the micro:bit.
Build the Platonic Solids
Build the shapes that have intrigued philosophers, mathematicians and scientists for centuries.
Create a Robot Racer
Build a robot that walks and then try to make it run.
Build a Robotic Crane with BBC micro:bit
Use the Robotic Inventions for micro:bit to automate the mechanical movements of a crane.
Ambassador Sales Program
Using Strawbees in your classes? Now’s the time for you to monetize your network of schools, after school programs and STEAM makerspaces? Apply to our Ambassador Sales Program - it is a commission-based program with perks including training to become a certified Strawbees ambassador, free professional development and free samples.
Let Strawbees loose in the classroom!
Read up on how and when to use our activities, lesson plans and explorations.
Join our online Playinars and future courses to become fully trained in our educational pedagogy.
Getting into coding? Our accessible coding platform gives you three ways to program:
- Flow programming
- Block programming (powered by MIT Scratch)
- Arduino Text programming
We’re the only company in education to provide three different coding approaches giving you endless ways to progress.
“It was one of my most fun days in school!”
Kids tend to have fun with Strawbees and it’s our pleasure to make teachers’ job a little easier. Imagine a classroom with not one but 30 different robots to keep the kids busy!
After using Strawbees, a nine-year old Swedish pupil wrote in her essay, ‘This was one of the most fun schooldays ever!!’ Strawbees was made with kids and for kids, and our mission is to let kids create by providing creative tools that will help them solve the problems of tomorrow.
STEAM Learning for the classroom and beyond
We want to inspire a new generation of inventors. So we design our kits with enough materials for creative and collaborative learning in all classrooms, libraries and afterschool programs. Ideal for groups of 10-40 students.
Let the inventing begin.
We take Purchase Orders!
Do you want to place an order with us? Great! You can send us your PO number via our checkout or over email and we will send you the invoice. We accept wire-transfers, PayPal and credit cards. For orders above $600 we also accept checks.
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More cool resources
- MIT Prof. Mitchel Resnick on Kindergarten style of education, creative learning spiral, and challenges in managing the classroom
- Invention Literacy by Jay Silver of Joylabz
- Learning by Trying - Creative Conference Talk by Erik Thorstensson, the inventor and co-founder of Strawbees
- Pedagogical Perspective on Tinkering and Making by Edith Ackermann
- All I Really Need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten
- Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education
- THE POWER OF PLAY A Research Summary on Play and Learning by Dr. Rachel E. White for Minnesota Children’s Museum