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Explore STEM concepts while building a motorized Swing Ride! Using the materials included in this set, middle-school aged children will be engaged and energized as they further their knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, engineering and math concepts associated with a real-life amusement park ride. The set includes over 470 parts plus a battery-powered motor for a single child or team of 2-3 children to build a working Swing Ride, plus 2 additional models: a Ferris Wheel and a Boom Ride (each model can be built one at a time). Once built, a downloadable booklet guides students through 3 hands-on, inquiry-based experiments on each of the models. Students will learn about how mass affects speed, how to gear-up and gear down, and much more! The Experiment Guide is aligned to national STEM standards and is appropriate for grade levels 5-9. Requires 2 "AA" batteries, not included.
D is our resident K'NEX fanatic and tested out the Swing Ride Building Set. It was a huge hit! I love that K'NEX has added so much to the education line of kits...we've been using regular kits in our homeschool for years now, so it's great to have the additional resources the education kits have! Toys that encourage STEM learning are our favorites because the kiddos learn so much while doing hands-on building and testing. The fact that this kit can be built as several different models that teach several different aspects of physics and engineering makes it and exceptional value and an extraordinary learning tool!
K'NEX building kits make fantastic gifts! There has been at least one kit on every birthday and Christmas list 8 year old has made for the last 4 years and every time he opens a new one, his excitement is contagious:) He will sit and focus on the project until it's complete and it's so wonderful to watch him learning in this way! I would highly recommend K'NEX kits this holiday season and since they have sets for all ages and budgets, it should be easy to fin one that is perfect for your little builder!
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