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10 New STEM Toys That Won’t Break the Bank

A super-cool robot, microscope, marble run, science kits, and more—all that cost $40 or less.

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These 10 toys are fun, educational and even better, budget-friendly.

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Toys that get kids excited about are all the rage—and with good reason. They’re a wonderful introduction to science, technology, engineering and math concepts that can ignite a kid’s interest in future (high-paying) careers. Plus, several companies are introducing products specifically designed to , who are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. But many of those hi-tech products have high price tags to match. So we’ve rounded up ten sure-fire kid-pleasers that won’t make you choose between buying for your kids today and investing in their college savings plans for tomorrow.

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