Best STEM Products of 2023

Best STEM Products of 2023

The Educators Pick Best of STEM® 2023 Awards is the only awards program judged by STEM educators. It spotlights innovative products, technologies, and services that are changing the world of STEM education. Educator judges evaluated all product entries and selected the finalists, then hundreds of thousands of STEM educators selected the winners. We are excited that some of their selections are already available through our online store! Take a look at some of the finalists below, and keep reading for more great STEM product suggestions!

Official Finalists Available at Midwest

A few of the finalists for the Educators Pick Best of STEM® 2023 Awards are available right here at Midwest Technology Products.

Bird Brain Finch Robot 2.0 - The Finch is a robot that brings computer science to life by providing students from Kindergarten to college a hands-on representation of their code. It uses a Bluetooth wireless connection or the integrated rechargeable battery to power its 5 tri-color LEDs and multi-tonal buzzer. There are markings on the wheels to help count revolutions, and the surface can be written on with whiteboard markers!

Owlet Cube - Cube is a math manipulative that uses a sensor-enabled tower to help students learn place value with concepts such as whole numbers, money, and decimals. Each tower has 3 tracks to represent 100s, 10s, and 1s places. Students stack up small white cubes according to prompts to create numbers and solve math problems. Over 25 levels are available for students to practice and build math skills.

Owlet Glow- Combining the technology of an LED display with the functionality of an Etch-a-Sketch, Bird Brain's Glow math tool helps students make sense of math. Dials and buttons control the lights which illustrate operations, write math equations, and model fractions. This hands-on method helps students visualize abstract math concepts in a concrete way. Three Glow apps are available for continuous learning: GlowGrid, GlowPix, and Fractions.

Ozobot Evo - Evo is a 1", desk-friendly robot packed with tech. Teach your students to code Ozobot Evo two ways: online with OzoBlockly or screen-free with Color Code markers. OzoBlockly has five skill levels from beginner to master coding. Color Codes teach basic CS skills, critical thinking, and debugging. Powered by Bluetooth, each robot has proximity and optical sensors, LED lights, a built-in speaker, and a strong polycarbonate shell.

See the rest of the finalists.

Top Sellers at Midwest Technology

Based on our own sales data for 2023, here are 4 more STEM products that teachers are loving for their schools.

LEGO Large Creative Brick Box - Kids will build up a storm with this big box of classic LEGO® bricks in 33 different colors. With lots of different windows and doors, along with other special pieces, they can really run with their imagination. With some ideas to get started, this set provides the perfect creative toolkit for budding builders ages 4 and up to enjoy some classic LEGO construction.

HUE HD Pro Camera - A lightweight, portable document camera and visualizer with a full HD 1080p resolution, built-in LED lights, and a high quality microphone. Use as a document camera in a classroom with interactive TVs and smartboards. Live stream using apps such as Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, and many more. Use the HUE HD Pro for making promotional and instructional videos, classroom and distance learning, live demonstrations, or support and video conferencing.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - This is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. This kit includes everything you need to complete 5 overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected circuits that teach everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors. The culminating project is your very own autonomous robot! No previous programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit.

Strawbees STEAM Classroom - This massive construction kit has over 4,000 pieces for hands-on and collaborative learning among 30 students. The building set comes with 5 different precut straw sizes and 4 color-coded connectors, all kept neat and tidy in the storage box with pull-out drawers. The Pocketful of Ideas Card Deck has 100+ story-based challenges to get kids creating cityscapes, rollercoaster tracks, pyramids, and moving mechanical arms and claws.

The Best STEM Products for Schools

There are hundreds more STEM products available at Midwest Technology. Shop online to discover more great teaching tools for your classroom. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 1-800-831-5904 or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you find exactly what you need!