Check out these machines and models for kids 12 and up
MindWare can teach kids 12 and up about machines and the principles of science and the engineering that powers them. Plus, what's more fun than building your own machines and models? It's the kind of cool project every kids dreams about and we have multiple robotic kits to choose from. But robot toys for kids aren't all you'll find - we've got model kits to build all kinds of contraptions that will spur your child's imagination.
Amazing models for kids like the MotorBlox Vehicle Lab or the Meccano Tower Crane Set will have kids 12 and up spending hours learning to develop problem-solving and experimentation skills. Mecho Motorize Kits give kids a head start in mechanical sciences and building real, working machines with these easy-to build kits. Choose from the Robo Bug, a Race Car and the Claw Bot kit, or get all three.
Remote Control Machines has two model kits that will teach your kids lots about building. Remote Control Animals has 100 pieces and will let kids create a robotic “zoo” with numerous animals to construct. Kids will learn about animal locomotion and biomechanics as they build each model. The 237-piece Remote Control Space Explorers set builds remote-controlled model rovers like the ones used in space exploration. Kids will have hours of robotic fun building a lunar rover, rocket launcher car, space shuttle and more for kids ages 12 and up.
If you want to start with the basics robotics kit, here's a fun one. The Recycled Robot Kits get kids working creatively and recycling at the same time. Tin Can Robot will turn one recycled soda can into a silly robot that moves, the Tin Can Cable Car can be rigged to run back and forth across the room and the Brush Robot looks like he's cleaning up as he scoots across the floor on his brush base.
KEVA Catapult and Trebuchet all offer unique, building options that culminate in exciting action and working models of gravity, energy and motion. These exclusive KEVA sets will inspire future engineers, architects and designers at home and in the classroom.
Classic Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket Sets let you build your own rockets and propel them with a chemical reaction from your kitchen! Kids learn about solutions and proportions as they vary the fuel ingredients to see if they can boost each rocket's trajectory. The classic 17” rocket will fly up to 100 feet in the air and the rocket car can travel over 200 feet.