Discovery Capsule provides a monthly subscription box of educational items designed to cultivate a child’s curiosity, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Each box includes a unique collection of toys, projects and specimen that have been specially selected by field experts and thoroughly evaluated by kids and parents. Discovery Capsule is geared towards kids ages 6-12, but our capsule can be enjoyed by all ages (curious adults included!)
In recent years, the US has woken up to the importance of STEM education, and these disciplines have been emphasized in the Next Generation Science Standards to be implemented in schools across the country. We at Discovery Capsule are dedicated to advancing the future generations by introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a fun, hands-on, easy-to-understand way.
Every month will feature a different theme. Inside the box you will find 5 to 10 items along with a printed item/activity guide. The total retail value of included items will be between $30 and $40. This can be yours for as low as $20/month with included FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous USA (add $20 for international shipping.)
Here are some example boxes:
Here is an example of a Astronomy & Space Theme capsule:
Here is an example of a Rocks and Minerals Theme capsule:
Here is and example of our Dinosaurs Theme capsule:
Here is an example of a Bugs Theme capsule:
Many more themes are in the works: Morse Code, Optical Illusions, Electricity & Magnetism, Wilderness Survival, Science Toys Hall-of-Fame, Kitchen Chemistry, Biology & Anatomy, Storms & Weather, Solar Power, etc.
Discovery Capsule was created by a small team of field-experts, science-lovers, parents and educators led by physicist Anton Skorucak. While teaching in college, Anton enjoyed sharing his love for science with younger generations, however he wished to reach an even broader audience beyond the classroom.
Upon noticing the popularity of subscription boxes for clothing, makeup, and food, Anton realized there should be a service providing home delivery of educational toys and products.
Along side a few parent and teacher friends, Anton began crafting test boxes filled with STEM-focused items. For quality assurance, kids would provide feedback and product selection would be fine-tuned. With the help of this team, Anton has developed boxes with the perfect mix of fun and educational value. Thus Discovery Capsule was born.
- Parents who want to get their kids away from spending the whole day staring at a TV, tablet, or computer.
- Grandparents who believe that learning does not stop outside the classroom.
- Parents who understand early exposure to STEM subjects can give their child a leg up into getting into good schools.
- Parents in the military who want to play an active part in their child’s education.
- Parents who want to show their daughter that girls can be great in science and math.
- Relatives overseas who want to stay involved in a child’s life.
- Teachers who want to incorporate hands-on learning into their lesson plans.
- Parents of a developmentally-challenged child who want to find gifts that assist in growth.
- Parents who homeschool and want to share the wonder of science with their child
- Anyone with a great kid in their life.
- Parents that enjoy the convenience of having top-notch children’s toys delivered to their door.
We plan to ship our capsule internationally, creating a global community of engaged and inquisitive young minds, and our commitment to keeping Discovery Capsule affordable extends into international shipments as well. Our subscription comes with FREE SHIPPING within contiguous US. It is our expectation that international orders will be charged only $20 more.
It is our wish to keep Discovery Capsule as inexpensive (as low as $20/month) as humanly possible to ensure the maximum number of kids have access to the service; we sincerely believe that fueling a child’s mind need not break the bank.
Over the years, we have established connections with a wide range of vendors specializing in STEM products. We have identified a vast array of engaging educational supplies, kid vetted and improved. If we can garner enough subscriptions, we can strike better deals with our suppliers. Better deals on products means we can provide even more in each box while maintaining our current price. This is why we need your help! With enough subscribers, we can begin to offer an even richer experience. For instance, we're itching to introduce a multimedia aspect to the Capsule. We would like to include incredible teaching tools, such as SLOOH cards, which allow you to access and control one of several real telescopes from your home computer!
We need your support to make Discovery Capsule happen.
Exclusive Project T-Shirts
Choose from these cool t-shirt designs when you pledge at the level that includes a t-shirt. All shirts will come in both kids and adult sizes.
Mini Dino Discovery Kit
This cool kit can be yours for a pledge of $15 or more. Shipping is free anywhere in contiguous USA!
We would love to hear from you! Connect and share your thoughts with us and other project backers. Follow us on Twitter for daily science facts during the duration of this project.
Risks and challenges
While new projects are bound to have some degree of risk, we are confident that Discovery Capsule can succeed. We already have established connections with hundreds of vendors. Our years of experience working closely with these vendors allows us to identify the best products related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also have a warehouse and a team of dedicated employees ready to ship out monthly boxes. All we need now is your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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