Children experience the ultimate STEM learning opportunity with Contraptions Reactions. This incredible set includes over 170 KEVA planks, 8 dowels, and additional accessories to inspire construction of ramps, towers, tracks, and more,

KEVA planks are made of wood and stack with incredible stability. They’re extremely versatile and can be used for just about anything. As children stack, balance, and build, they’re utilizing fine motor skills, learning simple physics, problem solving, and design thinking.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

The Contraptions Reactions inspiration guide worked as a great starting point for our builders. They collaborated together and chose a design to test. They organized needed materials, planned, and negotiated. They sought out other materials (boxes and books) to create varying height for their contraption. The activity resulted in a lot of “build and check,” as they tested out ramps, began to understand velocity and kinetic energy in its most primitive sense.

As a group, they were creative, artistic, and sometimes patient. They integrated construction and physics as they discovered chain reactions. They failed, they learned, and most importantly they had fun. When it was all over, they used the KEVA planks in all sorts of different ways for building, counting, and creating.

Contraptions Reactions is an interactive STEM construction set that provides hands-on learning, encourages problem solving and critical thinking for endless design possibilities.

Available at MindWare