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Invent Your Own Machines
Become an Inventor and Engineer!
Work with an inventor to develop basic engineering skills using everyday materials. By the end, Jammers will create their own Rube Goldberg machines!
$99USD
One course, one child, one year.
iOS
Android
Web
"JAM saved my summer!"
- Sheila Rasmussen
Parent of 10-year-old
For ages 8-14
Cardboard and glue required
Work at your own pace
No experience necessary
24 Quests
Quests are the foundation of JAM courses.  These challenges are designed to help kids achieve mastery by trying.
1
Ramps
2
Launchers
3
Rockets
4
Balloon Poppers
5
Coaster Spirals
6
Zipline Movers
7
Waving Machines
8
Light Switchers
9
Door Announcers
10
Noise Makers
11
Gears
12
Cookie Dunkers
13
Crank Machines
14
Marble Releasers
15
Marble Lifters
16
Plant Waterers
17
Energy Vehicles
18
Scissor Lifts
19
Robotic Arms
20
Tube Squeezers
21
Wind Power
22
Wind Vehicles
23
Paper Cutters
24
Epic Machines
Tips
Your mentor will give you tips along the way – stuff only pros would know.
Life Skills
Woven into every JAM course are lessons that will last a lifetime.
Engineering
Innovation
Prototyping
Persistence
Complex Systems
Machines
139 Activities
Each quest is broken down into fun steps so you’ll never get stuck.
Mentorship
Mentors are JAM’s version of a teacher.  They’re experts in their fields and generously share what they know.  Through them Jammers get a glimpse into the life of a pro.
Hi, I'm your mentor, Paul Long. I am the staff inventor at JAM and a mechanical engineer. I love creating innovative machines using my imagination and everyday materials.
Safety
No trolls. No jerks. No exceptions.
We have a proven record of creating online learning experiences that are safe and inspiring for kids. We do this because safety and privacy are paramount, but also because we know that learning and creativity can't happen unless everyone feels fearless to be themselves. JAM posts are only viewable by other kids in the course and moderators who have passed rigorous background checks. No one over 18 allowed! Our moderators keep JAM safe for all kids, answer their questions, and provide encouragement and feedback.
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Testimonials
Parents JAM
It does everything you promise! It turns screen time into learning time, it creates a global creative community of kids, it encourages and energizes him to try new things and stick with one idea longer than he might have on his own.
Danya
Mom in New York, NY
I’m very impressed by the moderator comments. My boys love the personal and fast feedback they get.
Rebecca
Mom in Milton, MA
Kids are enjoying it because there is no pressure, you get a whole year to finish. It’s also very affordable.
Tayne
Dad in Alberta, Canada
Pedagogy
3x More Learning
We don't lecture kids at JAM. Research shows that doing activities and receiving feedback is more effective than listening to a lecture – as much as 3x more effective according to research by Eric Mazur at Harvard, Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman at Stanford, and Kelly Hogan at UNC Chapel Hill. Unlike most other online learning services where students work alone, at JAM kids share each other's passion for what they're learning and are eager to give and receive feedback. Doing quests will give your kid new opportunities to try something new and meet others to learn from and teach, too. The knowledge they gain on JAM will last for many years because it's rooted in a positive social experience. There’s no learning by cramming or memorization here, instead just a perfect circle of trying, failing, collaborating and growing.
FREE Trial
We’ll give you 7 days to try JAM out.
If your kid doesn’t think it’s the best thing ever, just cancel. You will not be charged until your trial has expired.
Step-by-Step Projects
Personal Feedback
Professional Moderation
Parent Guides
Support 7 Days a Week
Work At Own Pace
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or us at 1-844-TALK-JAM