Thames & Kosmos
Barbie™ STEM Kit: Nikki
Science Saves the Day with Nikki!
Your child will help Nikki prepare for parties as she learns STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. The full-color storybook manual guides the journey through seven building projects and over seven experiments.
Build a spinning closet rack, washing machine, jewelry holder, hammock, dress designer platform, shoe rack, and greenhouse with fan. Make a chromatography dress, leaf-print dress, and optical-illusion origami dresses. Inspire the Scientist in your girl with Nikki!
Read the story in the 32-page, illustrated manual.
Build 7 Barbie® Dreamhouse® models and accessories.
Create three unique dresses for Barbie®.
Explore biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, art, and design.
Item No./SKU: TK807 Manu. 549004
Brand: Barbie Signature Series
Age: 4-8 (Not for children under 3 years of age)
Piece Count: 100+Size: (Dimensions) 12 x 12 x 2.5 in
- Year Released: 2016
- Manufacturer: Mattel
Awards: Toy Insider STEM 10 Award 2016
2-PS1-3 Structures and Properties of Matter
- K-2-ETS1-1 K-2 Engineering Design
- K-2-ETS1-2 K-2 Engineering Design
- K-2-ETS1-3 K-2 Engineering Design
NGSS* is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.
Learn More about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As with the humanities, including language, literature, art, and history, it is important for everyone to have at least a baseline education in STEM disciplines. Some people will choose to go on to study one or more of these fields in depth and pursue a STEM-related career. This kit helps lay the groundwork for a lifelong interest in and appreciation for STEM subjects!
The kit comes with over 100 building pieces, including three colorful plastic sheets to decorate your creations, and adapter pieces to connect models to the 'smart' furniture piece in the Barbie Dreamhouse (sold separately). Also included is a Nikki doll! The plastic building system is compatible with other Thames & Kosmos Construction, Engineering, and Physics kits--combine the pieces to create your own configurations limited only by your imagination!
The storybook-style manual provides an entertaining and engaging way to introduce children to scientific topics while having fun with Barbie. As Barbie and Nikki solve problems by building, making, and experimenting, kids can build, make, and experiment alongside them! Detailed step-by-step illustrated instructions guide kids through the building of each model and additional 'What's Happening?' sections further explain the science behind the experiments in clear and concise language. Examples of real-life applications encourage kids to think analytically about the world around them.
Through the experiments included in this kit, you'll explore biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and art and design! Learn about optical illusions, capillary action, and photosynthesis as you create origami, chromatography, and leaf print dresses for Barbie and Nikki. Try out different ways to put the models together to see how changing the gear configurations affects the speed at which the gears turn.
Build 7 models compatible with the Barbie Dreamhouse (sold separately)! Plastic building pieces fit together to create a spinning closet rack, jewelry holder, washing machine, hammock, shoe rack, greenhouse, and dress-design platform. Use the included adapter pieces to motorize the spinning closet rack when connected to the 'smart' furniture piece from your Barbie Dreamhouse (sold separately). As you construct the models, you'll learn important engineering skills and lessons in simple machines.