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| Grades K-5
STEM activity for only $1.67 per student!. Combat gravity in the race to float slowly. Design a parachute that helps your character land safely. Easy-to-implement projects for after school, STEM night, summer school, or science fairs. Can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. Enough materials for the whole classroom.
| Grades PreK-8
Let your imagination run wild! Great for building and exploring engineering concepts. Building bricks allow you to take your imagination to a whole new level. Briks come in 5 shapes and 12 colors. Includes 216 pieces (72 - 1x1 bricks, 72 - 2x2 bricks, 24 - 2x4 bricks, 48 - 1x2 bricks, and 6" x 6" Base Plate).
| Grades 3-5
Introduce your students to simple machines!. Help students develop a better understanding of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math subjects). Allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions. Through the lesson plans and experiments, students gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make their creations work. It comes with a comprehensive teacher's guide that allows for hands-on, inquiry-based exploration where students can see real world examples of science concepts in action.
Explore endless building possibilities!
Strengthen hand-eye coordination, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness
Make seven different replicas of real-world simple machines
Accommodates 2-3 students working as a team
Lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects
STEM Concepts: making work easier, mechanical advantage, gear ratios, spur gears, crown gears, mechanical systems and more.
Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - Activity Guide Visaully see how to construct each simple machine.
Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - Teacher Guide Resource to guide students to successfully present selected models with activities and lessons.
*K'NEX Education teacher's guides and experiment guides are aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS, and Common Core.
198 knex pieces
| Grades 2-12
Students learn the basics of physics and engineering while strengthening analytical skills, resilience and creativity. Students create intricate, tunnels, towers, ramps and chutes with this interactive STEM tool! No glue, no connectors, just simple stacking and the laws of gravity. Guide book shows you the steps needed to build numerous clever builds and is loaded with dozens of full-color photos, ideas and inventing tips. As you build, learn the principals of slope, velocity, force, momentum and balance. The "bounce" of the ball provides some of the most surprising moves—make it twist, bump, hop and stop. Projects vary in difficultly, making it suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. Once you've mastered the suggested builds, use your imagination to create your own!
STEM activity for only $1.67 per student!. Get immersed in the addictive fun of marble mazes. Design a maze that challenges friends' and families' logic and skills. Easy-to-implement projects for after school, STEM night, summer school, or science fairs. Can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. Enough materials for 30 students.
| Grades 1-12
Limited quantities available. Work as a team to design cross bracing and X-bracing to make the building safe. This customer set is the perfect complement to the Wobbletop Shake Table (sold separately).
242 K'NEX pieces
STEM activity for only $1.67 per student!. Explore the art and science of balancing. Design a sculpture or structure that balances on a single point. Easy-to-implement projects for after school, STEM night, summer school, or science fairs. Can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. Enough materials for 30 students.
Construct tracks of tunnels, funnels, ramps, and chutes, then set the ball rolling and watch your creation come to life! As kids build through trial and error, they gain an early understanding of physics and engineering concepts like balance and structural stability. No glue and no connectors teach kids to build with care, honing fine motor skills, and dexterity in the process.
200 pine planks
| Grades PreK-5
Teach fundamental engineering concepts by assembling these huge, colorful, 3-D gears!. Help your students develop essential engineering and problem-solving skills with these big, easy-to-maneuver pieces that are used to build 3-dimensional masterpieces that move! Sets include brightly colored meshing gears, connectors, interlocking bases, and an Activity Guide.
46 colorful gears (blue, green, orange, red, purple)
26 square pillars
21 six-way axles
6 interlocking bases
1 crank handle
The goal of the game is to recreate 2-D patterns into 3-D structures. Each 2-D card shows a design from different angles. Students manipulate planks to duplicate the balance, proportion, composition, and geometry. Cards increase in difficulty, strengthening strategic thinking, fine motor skills, and basic engineering skills. Includes 20 durable KEVA planks, 30 double-sided cards in a zippered carrying case.
30 Double-sided cards
| Grades K-8
No glue or connectors required! This makerspace staple is perfect for creating buildings, monuments and experimenting with geometric forms. Ideal activity to help students gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture and engineering. Grades K-8.
200 Pine Planks
24-page, full-color idea booklet with build-out instructions
| Grades 1-8
The future of geomagnetic play. Use the squares and triangles to create your own original structures. An ideal STEM magnetic construction set, GEOSMART enables fun learning at home and in the classroom. Featuring bright colors, strong magnetic pieces and a patented double-safety system, GEOSMART offers unsurpassed safety and durability for endless creative play!
Spatial insight: Making 3D shapes
Concentration & logical thinking: to make (stable) constructions.
Hand-eye coordination: both hands are used to build constructions
Get "little engineers" building!. Hands-on construction set with spinning gears to build early skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance.
Giant storage tub
| Grades PreK-1
Engineer and innovate with this 76-piece educational construction set . Build fun forms, geometric shapes, molecular models, and more with flexible connectors and wooden sticks. Develop fine motor skills and visual spatial proficiency with this 76-piece building set.
Silicone rubber connectors that bend easily
Smooth, natural wooden down sticks
Easy "pop" apart deconstruction
12 - 3 inch dowels
15 - 5 inch dowels
12 - 8 inch dowels
4 nubby balls, 1 connection
6 suction cup connectors, 1 prongs
4 magenta connectors, 5 prongs
6 teal connectors, 2 prongs
8 green connectors, 3 prongs
10 orange connectors, 4 prongTM
| Grades 6-12
A complete kit to teach the concepts of bridge building. Construct a bridge and test the likelihood of it withstanding various weights and force. An activity guide with labs will lead students to understand how geometry and measurement affect bridge design.
Supplies up to 24 students
Incorporates geometry, physics, mathematics, and general science curricula
Basswood, 15 pieces per student
Teaching With Model Bridge Building Program Activity Guide
| Grades PreK-3
Limited quantities available. Every young engineer can build real-world objects! This 74-piece set, made of durable plastic, includes a spanner, screws, pulleys, nuts, and more. Includes an Activity Guide.
With a little creativity and knowledge of the system, students can also develop their own models. The possibilities are endless! The Advance 1200 is the perfect kit to stimulate right brain creativity and students will be encouraged to design, build, and refine their own machines. In the classroom, you can use it to observe energy demonstrations and identify different machines that are working together to transfer and transform energy. This will teach students about engineering and its applications, circuits, energy conversion, and using machines and energy for problem solving.
Plans to build twenty-five different machines
Materials to build up to 25 different
| Grades 3-12
Students build and explore various shapes, enabling them to see links between mathematics, design, and technology. Construct realistic models that demonstrate engineering principals and the workings of simple machines. Comes with triangles, squares, rectangles, gears, work cards, lesson plans, and more. Grades 3 and up.
Students explore how pulley drives can be used to transfer force with reduced friction and how they can increase force or speed at amazing levels. They observe the effects of kinetic and potential energy and see first-hand how energy is transformed from one form to the other. Build 8 working models such a ballistic catapult, a gravity fan, a collision car, a moving cabin, a balloon powered plane and a dragster.
Provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge students' newly acquired knowledge!
WHAT TO TEACH
Newton's first law of motion and the relation between force and motion.
Newton's second law of motion and the relation between force, mass and acceleration.
Newton's third law of motion and the physics of action and reaction forces.
The concept of Momentum.
The fundamental properties of energy.
What factors affect potential and kinetic energies.
Students explore how pulley drives can be used to transfer force with reduced friction and how they can increase force or speed at amazing levels. Pulleys have been used for thousands of years and are essential parts of complex machines in modern times, solving many technological problems. Build 8 working models such as a material lift, a stationary bike, a crane bridge, a blender, a construction crane, and a windmill.
Easy-to-follow building instructions for all models and detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge students' newly acquired knowledge!
WHAT TO TEACH
How a compound pulley system works.
How to change the direction of motion of a pulley system.
How the pulleys' size affect force and speed.
Students learn how gears can easily reduce or increase speed, change force, or transfer motion from one position to another. Discover how worm drives are used to greatly reduce rotational speed and how screws can convert rotational motion to linear. Builds up to 12 different models such as an experimental crane, a gearbox, a carousel, a helicopter, a screw press and a crane with a rotating arm.
Easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either and detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge students' newly acquired knowledge!
WHAT TO TEACH
How the handle's position affects force and speed.
How the crank's position affects force and speed.
How to calculate the mechanical advantage of a screw.
What a worm drive is and how to use a ratchet mechanism.
| Grades K-2
Develop early STEM skills as young learners build their own playground, including a swing set, seesaw, twisty slide, and more. Challenge cards include building instructions and real-world connections that follow the design and engineering process. An added art component incorporates STEAM lessons. Guide includes reproducible worksheets. Slide measures 6".