Strawbees is an award-winning, light-weight, construction system for all ages. It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees, that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard.
Appropriate for Grades: K-12
Adding Value by Adding Strawbees
Strawbees encourage playful exploration and learning by making. They also provide an opportunity for students to be creative and think differently when constructing shapes and forms. When connected to micro:bits, Makey Makeys, littleBits, motors, and sensors, these structures can be programmed and engineered to do different things.
- Twenty lesson plans for creating and using Strawbees in the classroom.
- New to using Strawbees? Learn how they connect them together to build a simple pyramid.
- Find 100’s of things to your students can create using Strawbees
- Play guides are great when you are just beginning to build with your Strawbees. The guides are just teasers of fun things you can build with Strawbees. In the booklets included in the products, you will have many many more.
For additional assistance with Strawbees or to try-before-you-buy, please contact your local REMC.
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