Looking for a great STEM activity for you child? Gravitrax STEM building set for kids enhances learning and builds creativity. Kids will design and build their own marble race tracks and have fun watching their marbles race down to the finish line. Not only is this an activity they will have fun doing but they will be learning from it as well! Learn more about this great building set for kids and enter to win your own Gravitrax Starter Set!
Disclosure: We were given a Gravitrax Starter Set to review but all opinions are 100% our own.
What Is The GraviTrax Building Set?
With the GraviTrax interactive track system, you can design and build your own race tracks and experiment with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel your ball to the finish. With a variety of tiles, levels, tracks and features, you can control the speed of each ball.
The open-ended building concept offers endless possibilities to design a different track every time you play. Add flair and speed to your tracks with expansion sets and action accessories. Experience the power of gravity with GraviTrax. With over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, the GraviTrax Starter Set offers everything you need to begin building your own action-packed track systems. Discover how the laws of physics affect the track your ball takes with curves, crosses, freefalls and even a cannon. Experiment using different heights and angles to control the speed of the ball. The included tasks and construction plans introduce you to the world of GraviTrax. Or let your creativity take over and begin constructing your own track designs from scratch.
When GraviTrax debuted in Germany it sold out, but now it’s coming to the U.S. in April at Barnes & Noble and to more retailers later this summer.
This set is designed for ages 8+. Additional Expansion sets are also available meaning your creations just grow in possibilities!
Why Your Kids Need Gravitrax
When I had the opportunity to review the Gravitrax Starter Kit was was so excited, especially after reading about the kit. I knew that this would be a great activity for Jude and Jeremy to do together. I really love the STEM model and believe that Jude would totally benefit from adding more STEM activities and learning opportunities to his daily schedule. Look, the kid love video games and reading but when we put something in front of him that he can build and create he gets super excited.
After playing with the Gravitrax building set this weekend I am sharing why I believe your kids need the Gravitrax Building Set!
Book of Fun.
The Gravitrax system comes with a book full of designs you can build. There are some super complicated ones and some that just took a few minutes to achieve. The book helps your child learn and get familiar with all the concepts of the materials in the set. Maybe some kids do not have the creative eye to build their own track, this book makes the set perfect for any eye!
Guys, this set could keep Jude busy for a day, SCREEN FREE! With over 100 pieces to the starter set he can build and build. If you are looking for an activity too keep your older kiddos busy and away from screens the GraviTrax Building Set is something to look into.
STEM in the Home.
Like I said, we love the STEM model. Having a fun and easy way to incorporate the STEM model into Jude’s free time is great. Gravitrax is not only a form of architecture but in short is a science experiment as well. Will this track use gravity to move the marble? What happens if I lower the track a little? What will affect the magnet in the marble on this track? You get the idea.
The way Jude’s face lit up after he completed his first track and it worked properly was priceless! He worked hard to read the book of instructions and find a design he wanted to try and then built it. What a great away to build confidence in children.
Learning can be fun and creative. After getting the hang of the tracks, Jude decided to try to build his own design. While it didn’t go as planned it was great to see that brain of his working towards a solution. Literally the options are endless for building your own designs. I am excited to see what he comes up with next.
Problem Solving Skills.
And to go along with design and creativity there is problem solving. I have always heard that Problem Solving is a skill that all people need to master when they are young. It shapes the way to work through real life as you grow into an adult. Gravitrax encourages problem solving even when you are following the book designs. Learning to look at a picture of instructions and then working the problem out on the “game board” – such a great skill to master all while having fun!
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That looks so cool!
Liza M Coulter says
My daughter would SO love playing with this – and I’d love to play with her 🙂
Melissa Chapman says
I am always trying to encourage STEM concepts and training for my kids so this is a great way to start. I have so many nieces and nephews that I could give this to so I will look for it at Barnes and Noble.
This looks like a really fun activity to keep the kids engaged and learning over the summer!
natosha miller says
I would love to have my daughter use this. She’s been interested in STEM toys and gadgets for awhile.
My younger boys would not be into this, but my older daughter may. STEM is so popular these days, and there are a lot of gadgets out there to help support this. This product looks very cool!
Nidhi Chauhan says
I would love to gift this awesome unique building set to my son. He love playing building toys. i am sure he would be thrilled with this set! Thank you for introducing me to Gravitrax stem sets.
Oooohhh, my next door neighbor’s kids would love to do this after school!
Wow this looks super awesome, my son and daughter would love it! STEM is so huge right now. If I won I would donate this to our school, which is opening a STEM program.
Felicita Moncada says
My son who is 9 years old would love this! He is finally getting into STEM activities and seems to enjoy it a lot. Looks like a cool toy for boys and girls. Perfect for Summer vacation too!
Nadalie Bardo says
I am so amazed by this, I would like to buy one for my nephews and nieces just so that I can play with it at their house. Honestly, I feel this would keep not just the kids but myself occupied for a while. I think its great that they include a book for the different ways you can build and set up the pieces.
Seriously this looks like so much fun I honestly want to play with it myself! I have always loved toys like this and I love that they are getting more interesting and easy to find! Love it!
Angela Ricardo says
I am so excited to see all these STEM toys our generation has to offer! I can’t wait for my son to enjoy and learn from them. Thank you for the opportunity to join this awesome giveaway.
Ali Rost says
I’m loving the Gravitrax building sets! Especially since they can be easy or hard and come with a book helping you (if you need it) put them together. This might sound dorky, but this winter my husband and I bought an expert LEGO set (1000+ pieces) and put it together. It was like a giant puzzle that we worked on a little every evening over a glass of wine. xx
Anne Perry says
My sons would enjoy this set.
Shelley King says
I have been looking for things to do, other than video games , for the summer. Rainy days happen and we need other things to do. I love STEM activities. I have a child who has autism and those is right up his alley!
This would be a great activity for my son and I to work on together.
This looks awesome and like something my daughters would love. My oldest is nine and her younger sister is just three. I know it’s beyond the youngest’s skill sets but I think it would be great for teamwork with her sister. I’m definitely adding this to their holiday wish lists!
Most children I know now tend to focus more of their attention with games on computers and tablets. It’s great to break that once in a while and provide them with physical toys they can tinker around with. The Gravitrax building set can help them improve their thinking and creativity.
Donna Ward says
My son would’ve liked this. He’s in his forties now. He was around before tablets. This looks like it would be interesting as well as educational. I know my son would’ve enjoyed this
Viv Sluys says
My girls do many STEM activities. My oldest two would use this if I won.
Aimee Giese says
This looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
Lisa Gutierrez says
My almost-10-year old would LOVE this!!
crystal mccord says
How fun! Looks like a perfect rainy day activity
Deanna Marissa says
Never heard of this brand but it looks so much fun learning. My kids would enjoy playing with it.
wen budro says
My kids would be using this awesome prize if I win.
Jennifer Cervantes says
My daughters would be using this if I won.
Jill Rivera says
Gravitrax Building Set will be giving to my granddaughter.
Audra Watts says
My daughter would love to play with these
cindy mahoney says
My sons will use it, but I wanna play too!
Vidya P says
My kids would be using this if I won. It looks very educational and great for hands on learning
Luna S says
My son and daughter would be playing this with me.
Nancy Bowers says
My grandsons would play with this.
Angie B says
My 8 yr old son and 5 yr old daughter most likely
Erik VL says
I have 5 children under the age of 10, so I imagine they will be taking turns with this!
Katrina Bagwell says
My daughter would love this!
My engineering and contraption loving boys!
Katherine S says
My oldest would love this
How fun! I would love to incorporate this into our homeschool, my 3 kids would have so much fun.
Casey Garvey says
I would play with this grqavitrax set just as much as my two kids! My 10 year old would really enjoy it!
Laurie Nykaza says
Both of my kids would love to build with these sets/
i would give it for the grand sond who is disabled
LeAnn Harbert says
This will be for my granddaughters.
Kayla Klontz says
My son would absolutely love this!
Cassandra D says