If you or your youngster get a kick out of learning how things work, this mechanical engineering starter kit is just what you need to get the wheels turning. The 32-page full-color manual not only guides you through 26 increasingly complex model-building projects (featuring simple machines like wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws and wedges) but gives real-world examples of how they make life easier. There’s a special spring scale in the box too, which measures how much force your contraptions exert once they’re up and running. For replay value, the parts are so durable, you can assemble and dissemble the models till your thumbs go numb! And best yet, you can combine them in original ways to make your own newfangled doodads. There’s just no better way to have fun with physics!
- 26 models let you learn engineering and have fun doing it
- Build the 6 classic simple machines – wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws and wedges
- Get to know how machines and physics make our lives easier
- Come up with your own crazy contraptions
- Ages 8 and up