The FAQs and nothing but
the FAQs

What kinds of STEM activities can you do using products found at a hardware store?

How is it possible to detect the direction of the Earth's magnetic field using a pencil, fishing line, and a magnet? Want to blow out a candle from ten feet away, or trap your most annoying friend using only a garbage bag and a vacuum cleaner? Hardware Science provides hundreds of such activities and projects. Each activity is designed to practice the thinking skills used by all scientists and engineers. Once you know how to think like a scientist, the possibilities are endless! You'll start to see Hardware Science everywhere.


What age group is Hardware Science intended for?

If you're older than 9, you might get a bit more out of it, but there's no "right age" to be a scientist!  Younger scientists might require more help from their adult "assistant." And for those of you who are no longer spring chickens, don't worry. Scientists age well.

How can I order Hardware Science products?

Start by downloading our PDF catalog to the left and contact us to place your order.

How do I start a Hardware Science program in my store?

Hardware Science aims to support S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education through engaging workshops using a "Fun First" approach and mixing basic science skills. Check out our Host a workshop page and get started now!