Brand: Discovering STEM
The SIMPLE MACHINES set is a combination of the basic 5 sets of "Discovering STEM" series and covers all Simple Machines mechanisms. These mechanisms offer a mechanical advantage and are crucial elements of many machines and devices. They are designed to multiply or reduce force, increase or decrease speed and convert one type of motion to another. Build 60 working models that cover the subjects of levers, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the screw, the inclined plane, the pulley, as well as the more advanced gears and linkages! One model can be build at a time .
5 multi-page booklets with theory, experimental activities, quiz and building instructions! Full colour images, drawings and interesting facts. Thought provoking building challenges and exercises. Provision to write, note results and draw conclusions. Various gears of high precision for changing speed! Various pulleys for changing force and direction! 60 working models to build! Conduct thorough experiments and discover: - the three classes of levers and the use of linkages; - how to gain mechanical advantage from wheel, axles and inclined planes mechanisms; - how to use pulleys to change force and direction of motion; - how to use cams and cranks to produce different types of motion; how to calculate gear ratio and how worm drives work.
Winner of the Cyprus Innovation Award, Academics' Choice Brain Toy, Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award, Dr. Toy Best Green Product, and Dr. Toy Top 10 Best Educational Toy Award
- Snap-fit connectivity in any direction and angle.
- Extraction tool for easy disassembly.
- Easy-to-follow building instructions.
- All parts are non-toxic and made to last. Vibrant coloured parts
- Age: 8+