MindLabs Energy and Circuits is a magical STEM learning tool for children ages 8 and older. MindLabs combines a digital app, physical cards, and augmented reality in a fun and exciting approach to learning core science concepts.
MindLabs requires little to no adult supervision and is ideal for remote learning, at home or school. Children practice concepts in a carefully sequenced series of over 20 interactive exercises. In collaborate mode, they can create hundreds of different types of circuits while playing with fellow students in the same or different locations. Designed for one to four players, this open-ended learning experience sparks a child’s interest in science and the world around them.
The MindLabs Energy and Circuits app is FREE, but you need the physical cards to play!
Download and print sample cards to try a quick demo here: www.LearnwithExplore.com
- LEARNING THAT’S FUN! Place the colorful cards representing different electrical components on a tabletop, draw connecting wires on a mobile device, and see the circuits pulse with electricity.
- AR EXCITEMENT! Each card appears in 3D through the magic of Augmented Reality. Correctly connect the components and see the lightbulb glow, the buzzer buzz, the fan spin, and much more. Watch out! Lucky that fire is only virtual!
- STEM FOCUS. Learn core energy concepts through a carefully sequenced series of over 20 interactive exercises. Topics covered include basic energy sources, open and closed circuits, short circuits, as well as engineering design and troubleshooting.
- DYNAMIC DUO. Friendly robots, Atom and Anne, help guide the players through the story and foil the evil Dr. Stonebreaker.
- CREATIVITY GALORE. In the Create Space, build hundreds of different types of circuits using the component cards. This open-ended learning experience sparks a child’s interest in science and the world around them.
- COLLABORATIVE. MindLabs is designed for one to four players, in the same or different locations. Children take turns adding (or deleting) cards and wires to create the desired circuit. All the players see the results of their combined efforts at the same time through their device. It’s learning by doing and the perfect tool to foster collaboration and problem-solving in STEM.
This product has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.