ABOUT the product
Strawbees is an award-winning, light-weight, construction system for all ages. It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees, that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard. We believe playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world, so we tried to bring this into classrooms with Strawbees EDU.
We partner up with world class educators that share our values, to co-create quality content and curriculums for classrooms to be used along with Strawbees. Since our curriculums are available in 5 levels: easy, medium, hard, expert and legendary, there’s something for everyone. Strawbees is great stand alone, but gets even better with added technology which is why we have partnered up with some major educational electronics out there. It works as the mechanical output for LittleBits, Micro:Bit, Arduino, Quirkbot, MakeyMakey, RaspberryPi, LEGO and Vex, and greatly improves their applications.
At Strawbees EDU, we believe that making, playing, testing and retrying is the way forward to making the world a more innovative place, and we strive to do this, one classroom at a time.
ABOUT the company
With Strawbees EDU, we want to move away from conventional teaching methods and obsolete content that is still being taught today and instead, bring play and curiosity into classrooms, and encourage learning by making. We learn the most when we have fun and even more when we have fun together. Strawbees EDU encourages playful exploration of the five major questions - how things work, why they work, who made them work, when they work and where they work in the world. The more questions you ask, the more answers you will receive.
We learn a great deal when we are forced to think for ourselves. Today, we are used to referring to instructions for everything we do, and before we even think for ourselves, we check manuals for help. We at Strawbees want to break that pattern. That’s why our instructions are deliberately simple. The reason is simple - they are made for you to be creative and think differently. If somebody tells you to build a bridge, build YOUR bridge.
Lastly, we believe it is important to love failing, and love trying again. There is no engineering project that isn’t an interactive process. The best way to learn something new is by problem solving and building prototypes. The important thing is not the end result, it’s the way we get there. We encourage everyone to embrace challenges with patience, curiosity and courage because we believe that problem solving with a positive attitude fosters immense creativity.