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Company Aims to Teach Students Science Through Toys

New Kickstarter Helps Teach Students Science Through Toys

A new monthly subscription service, Discovery Capsule, provides educational toys and products to kids age 6 to 12. 

Discovery Capsule was launched through a Kickstarter Campaign with first capsules shipping in December of this year. The crowd funding page includes a philanthropic donation level aimed at providing STEM products to underprivileged school children. Teachers may want to vist DiscoveryCapsule.com and check out products to inspire their students. Homeschoolers might especially be interested in these products or other similar subscription services.

"A smart child is always a curious," said Anton Skorucak, creator, said in a press release. "I noticed the popularity of other subscription boxes for food, clothes, and makeup and thought there should be a monthly service providing fun, educational toys. Kids can learn while they play with Discovery Capsule."

Every box has a different theme related to STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. One month might be a space themed with a mini space shuttle, astronaut ice cream and an actual meteorite. Another month could be about dinosaurs, featuring a T-Rex action figure, dino skeleton dig kit and genuine fossilized tooth, said the press release. All the capsules include an activity guide as well as an info sheet explaining the science behind some of the items.

Skorucak, a physicist, is also the founder of xUmp.com "an online store providing science toys and equipment."

"Kids are naturally inquisitive. They always ask lots of questions. Why is the sky blue? How does a compass work? What causes lightning to strike?" said Skorucak. "It's important that kids can discover the answers because that's what makes them smarter."

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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