Check out these cool machines and models for 8-year-olds
MindWare can teach eight-year-olds 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 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 ZOOBmobile Car Designer Kit will have 8-year-olds 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 little scientists 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 8 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.
Think your kids will build something when pigs fly? Then get them the Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab with Exclusive Ring of Fire! This zany contraption let's kids build and build until they create a path for the steel marble that will send the pig flying. It's a different game every time and eight-year-olds think it's a blast.