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Through constructing and experimenting with model machines, kids will comprehend the fundamental laws of mechanical physics including gravity, force and acceleration. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to discover more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. Other projects include a wind power generator, all-terrain vehicle, crane, sail car, Mars robot, centrifuge, pinball game and more-36 projects in all! This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. You'll learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations and read about amazing real-world applications for physics. The kit includes more than 300 building pieces and a 64-page, full-color manual with assembly instructions, experiments and explanations presented in an illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Uses one C battery (not included). Download Instructions
Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and up
Item Number: 28130
Parents' Choice Silver Award
Founded in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children's books, toys, music and more. The Parents' Choice Award seals are recognized throughout the country as the premier mark of achievement in the children's media industry. The Parents' Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills.