Aside from a battery component that requires a screwdriver, every other part of the boombox can be assembled by your tween without tools. With clear instructions and illustrations, your tween can take pride in accomplishing this with a little help, and she’ll have a working boombox to show for it.
“With this kit, kids are using real electronic components to build a working FM radio,” says Brittany Leddy, the marketing and publicity manager for Klutz. “Plus, all of the pieces are clear, so that they can really see what each does as they put it together,” she adds. With a transparent FM receiver module and battery box, your tween can gain a better understanding of how all of the cool electronics work.
On top of the know-how that comes with assembling the Klutz Radio Boombox, your tween will learn the basics behind radio technology with the accompanying booklet. It teaches readers how radios receive and transmit signals, and how electromagnetic waves and sound waves work together to make music happen, all in easy-to-understand language. This activity will motivate your kid to get excited about STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)!
“The book goes into detail about the science of sound, but it’s sandwiched between content like a ‘What’s your DJ Personality?’ quiz to keep the fun front and center,” says Leddy. In addition to the educational material on how radios and sound waves work, the booklet features a DJ name generator, radio facts and trivia, and radio bingo that gets the whole family involved.
Between the boombox construction and the information-packed booklet, which both enhance STEAM knowledge in a number of ways, this kit provides a diverse learning experience for your tween. At the end, you can even spin it into a mini art project by handing your kid a pack of colored markers to fill in the boombox’s outlined designs.
This craft is a great way to win over your tween who claims they don't "like" science. Between the music-driven theme and the boombox’s eye-catching, colorful design, any kid will be drawn to this skill-building activity.
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