Teach Kids Electronics With EEME (Our Review)

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I've had my eye on EEME for a while. This company produces kits that allow kids to create electronic circuits and projects while learning much about science and electricity. Ashlyne and Rachel have been pretty excited about most science project learning activities we've done, so I was happy to have the opportunity to use an EEME project- Project Genius Light. 
hands-on, electronics based project for kids

What is EEME?


EEME creates hands on projects and free online lessons to teach kids about how electricity works and to encourage curiosity about how things work. The projects are geared toward kids ages 7-12. On the site, you can purchase single kits or you can sign up for a subscription program. With the subscription program, you receive a new project every month for prices starting at $18.95 per month. Readers of As We Walk Along the Road can also purchase a six project kit for $109.95.

However you decide to purchase your project kits, your kit will come with all of the equipment you need to build the project- no hunting and combing the house for odds and ends, no having to run out to buy something at the last minute because you realize you don't have it. The lessons that correspond with each kit are also all complete and laid out for you. They are free on the site. (So if you're not sure whether this is a good fit for your child, check out some free lessons.)

The lesson plans for each kit are very complete and thorough. When you find your lesson on the site, you'll see right away how many parts the lesson has and how long the lesson will take.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

The lesson is video based. It includes teaching parts where kids are learning how things work as well as instruction parts where kids are learning exactly how to connect things to build the project.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

The lessons also include parts where kids have the opportunity to answer questions.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

And there are some screens where kids type in a summary of the information they've learned.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids
After watching all of the lesson parts, the project is completely built and functioning.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

What did we do?

We received the Project Genius Light kit. I found the Project Genius Light lesson, and I dove in with Ashlyne (age 11) and Rachel (age 9).

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

We carefully watched the videos and answered questions as we put our project together.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

hands-on, electronics based project for kids

What did we think?

The project kit is a great idea. If you have a child who enjoys hands on learning- especially one interested in electricity and in how things work together, this is a product they'll probably enjoy.

My girls were interested...for a while. There were a few things we learned that would make these projects more enjoyable for us.

(1) The lesson was too long. I should have planned to only have them do part of the lesson at one time and another part later. It was just too long to do at one time. It's easy to plan for this because the lesson page has it all broken down and exactly lists the amount of time in each section.

(2) If I were going to do the whole kit of projects, I would think about two sets or about having the girls take turns doing the projects. The projects are fairly small, and even though they were taking turns doing the steps, it was a little dicey at times.

(3) The videos are very step by step specific. I found that the girls just really wanted to experiment and play around with the project. There is some room for this in the lesson, but they were tired of the specific instructions and wanted to just try things out. I think that shortening the amount they watch at a time would help this as well.


In short, EEME has some great projects if you have kids interested in science and especially electronics. The sets are complete and well-done, and the lessons are thorough and very convenient to use. Homeschoolers can use these as a hands on science supplement or to extend a science unit study. And families with kids in traditional school will enjoy the project kits as fun and learning activities for a weekend or school break. You can check EEME out here. And don't forget to look at the special six project kit for my readers here.

hands-on, electronics based project for kids





Teach Kids Electronics With EEME (Our Review) Teach Kids Electronics With EEME (Our Review) Reviewed by Leah Courtney on 11:15:00 PM Rating: 5

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