Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TOS CREW Review- EEME

In our house mom is the primary teacher.  Dad works full time, so it just makes sense that he cannot join us as often as he would like.  And let's face it, not all subjects does he consider a thrilling adventure.  But, sometimes we get lucky on reviews and dad gets even more excited about the possibilities than mom.  Such was the case when we read about EEME!  Electrical Engineering for kids?  Cool!  As a matter of fact, the agreement was that if we got the opportunity for this review, HE would be in charge.  GLADLY, he said!  And gladly he did!


"EEME's monthly hands-on project kits teach kids about electronics. Each project kit is paired with online curricula to not only teach kids how to assemble projects like lights, buzzers, and more, but to also teach them how the electronics works."

EEME is geared to 7-12 year olds       and intended to teach them some basic electrical engineering concepts. Each month, for 5 months, everything you need to do the particular experiment comes right to your door. No need for any extra supplies. The first month's project is called Project Genius Light and comes with a breadboard, resistors, wires, LED and a battery.






See this little box?  Yes, that was it and quite frankly, my thoughts were, well, how exciting can this possibly be?

The answer...exciting!  The boys had so much fun doing this, and while I know this momma could have done it too, there was just something cool about getting to do it with dad!   By logging into the EEMS site and following the how to videos step by step (about 45 minutes total)  my boys put together an electrical box with a light sensor that turns on when it is dark and off when it gets lighter.  My son was so proud of his work and excited to show off how it worked.  He also could show us how to change the response by altering the location of the different parts.  My husband has had a few engineering type classes and was very pleased at how the information was presented to this particular age group in a clear, concise way without being too watered down.  He said the site was easy to navigate and the video quality was great.


In addition, a few days after doing this physically, we received an email with a virtual experiment doing basically the same thing.  This to me was really like a test to see if my son, almost 12, a few days later, could recreate his original experiment on his own, remembering what he had learned!  He did!  Interestingly enough, he said he would have liked to have done the virtual one first, then the hands on one.  Like the hands on one, after some of the steps there were multiple choice questions to make sure your child is understanding what they are doing.  As a subscriber you will also have access to additional activities on the web site.  After watching the video on a multimeter my son announced he wanted to take an electrical engineering class next year!  He may be young, but he loves this stuff!

If you continue to subscribe, each month's kit will build upon the previous ones and has interactive quizzes to help with the learning application.  Other projects include titles such as a DIY Display, Tentacles, Fade to Black, and tune.  We are excited to continue this program and would highly recommend it!

Do you want to see what you think? Sign up for FREE at http://eeme.co to preview EEME's video curricula.

A basic subscription is $18.95 per month for the five month project curriculum.  Every month for 5 months, you'll get a new packet of electronic components with all the LED lights, resistors, wires, and more that your kid will need to build a new project.

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3 comments:

  1. Love the pictures! I am thinking of getting this for the girls :)

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  2. Thanks! We can't wait to do the next one!

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  3. My oldest really enjoyed this too!

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