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Do you need to get a birthday gift for a 10 year boy who aspires to be the next Mark Zuckerberg? Or perhaps he wants to design a skyscraper to rival the Burj al Khalifa? Whatever his ambitions are, if they’re anything to do with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), we’ve got you sorted.
K’NEX Engineering Building Set
This huge K’NEX building set can make over 100 models that actually move. The instruction booklet teaches future engineers how to make anything from an ambulance to the Eiffel Tower. If they’re feeling creative they can even start on their own designs!
This smart-looking telescope is ideal for any budding astronaut. He’ll be able to spend hours gazing up at the night sky planning his future intergalactic adventures.
SNAP Circuits FM Radio Kit
I love that this kit shows kids how to build something that they will actually use. They don’t even need to wait until it’s built to enjoy listening to it. All they need to do is start snapping the pieces together! It’s such a satisfying sound.
Star Wars Ant Farm
This is not just any old ant farm. Oh no, it’s a Star Wars ant farm. These ants will be able to live it up on the planet Jakku. May the force be with them!
Sport Science Kit
This is a such great gift for boys who are obsessed with sport. It will get them thinking about how science can help improve their sporting skills. You never know, it might be their new favourite subject!
Zometool Creator Construction Kit
This construction kit can produce some insane creations! It’s not about recreating real life objects and instead encourages imagination and creativity. It is also apparently “treasured by Nobel Prize winners.” What more could a 10 year old boy want?
Recycled Bottle Light Kit
They could have tried a little bit harder when naming this product because it’s actually pretty cool! Kids can create their own environmentally friendly hanging light and decorate it however they like. Maybe if we all get one they’ll be able to afford a better copywriter.
Coding Games in Scratch by Jon Woodcock
This book is a great gift for boys who love playing video games but don’t know how to code them. Scratch is an engaging and easy-to-use platform that can be accessed for free from any computer. Give them this and you never know, it could spark a lifelong passion for computer science!
Wowee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles
These REVs (Robotic Enhanced Vehicles) are the remote control cars of the future. Can you believe that these cool cars are controlled by smartphones and tablets instead of remote controls? They come in packs of two so that kids can have nail-biting races with their friends as well as the AI controlled cars on their smart device’s screen.
This would be a brilliant gift for kids who like coding and computers. All you have to do is plug it into a computer to turn any object you like into a keyboard! Writing emails using a pizza? Now possible!
Any 10 year old who loves science will feel super grown up when they get their very first microscope. Especially one that looks as pro as this!
Dot is a really fun way to inspire 10 year old boys to learn to code. They’ll be challenged to complete different quests and turn Dot into a whole array of different gadgets!
Snap Circuits Arcade
Here’s another cool creation from Snap Circuits. Kids will think that they are just chilling out, playing arcade games but really they’re being electrical engineers!
Marble Run might not be as high-tech as some of the other gifts on this list but don’t underestimate it! It’s still a great tool to introduce kids to forces in physics. They can experiment with different ways the run can be put together and the effect that this has on the marble’s speed.
3Doodler Pen Essentials Set
Yes, it is officially the future and kids can 3D print at home! So while they won’t be printing a new part for your car anytime soon, they can easily create small but cool 3D objects with this 3Doodler pen.
A classic, addictive game that will improve problem-solving abilities, pattern observation and perseverance. All important skills for future scientists!
Any fans of Battle Bots will love this game! Even if they aren’t fans of the show, what 10 year old boy isn’t going to enjoy battling robots to the death with his friends?
This is the perfect gift for a 10 year old boy who has his sights set on NASA. With this projector, he’ll be able to drift off to sleep amongst dream of asteroids, astronauts and planets with many moons.
This is a gift that will never grow old. Give this to a 10 year old boy and he’ll feel like an action man! Whether he uses it to spot nesting birds or imaginary enemy attacks, he’ll love taking his gift on all of his outdoor adventures.
This is the ULTIMATE gift for that aspiring Mark Zuckerberg. Connect it wirelessly to a tablet and it becomes an insane code-teaching video game! Kids will be able to learn enough code to be able to write their own programs and create new applications for it! Pretty cool huh?
Which gift are you going to get to help that 10 year old boy reach his scientific dreams? Whether he’s interested in science, technology or needs some inspiration to enjoy science a little more there’s something for him in this list. If you do buy any of these gifts, we’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments or find us at @ugifter on twitter and @uniquegifter on instagram.