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K'NEX EDUCATION - INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE MACHINES, WHEELS AND AXELS
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
These K'Nex kits inspire young minds and satisfy kids' curiosity on how to construct simple machines. Each innovative kit keeps young builders busy and intrigued for hours at a time.
This Wheels, Axles and Inclined Planes Kit builds seven different models and allows kids to work solo or as a team. The models demonstrate wheels and axles and inclined planes, including a wedge and screw. Includes a compartmentalized storage case with snap-on lid. Curriculum sold separately. Box measures approximately 2.5" x 11.5" x 14.25".
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26 of 30 found the following review helpful:
grampa purchaseMar 28, 2010
By J. wolf
this is the greatest grampa/grandaughter (4) afternoon science project ever. great sorting and visual/motor stuff, wonderful opportunity for grampa to butt out of the problem solving and only come in as a last resort. the disassembly process encourages good work habits, the assembly process rewards planning...just an absolutely cool experience, as long as grandma is available to keep the two year old out of the mix
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Showcase model does not work as pictured.Oct 18, 2011
The model that is showcased on the front of this set does not work as designed. The yellow steering wheel does not turn the car's axle; it just spins around on the blue rod (ie "steering column"). In the picture, the steering wheel looks as though it is attached firmly to the orange clip. Not. You can, of course, take the steering wheel off and just spin the blue rod itself and this _will_ turn the wheels. However, the name of this model is "Steering Wheel"(!!!) and it is the large model pictured on the front of the box! (You'd think it would work! My son is very disappointed because this car is the reason that I bought this kit.
I also bought this kit because we had the K'Nex Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears kit last spring. Every model in this kit worked and it was challenging and educational. "Gears" is a good buy, but "Wheels" belongs in the garbage.
This is the "Gears" kit:
K'Nex Education Intro To Simple Machines - Gears - 1 98 Pieces
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
My boys looooooove these K'Nex!Jul 27, 2012
Can't say enough great things about these K'Nex... great building toys - and it's hard to call them toys when they're so creative in so many ways - my boys will spend hours building, creating, redesigning and building some more with these, I'm glad I got them several different sets so they have endless options.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Good intro to simple physics conceptsAug 04, 2013
By Linus Maiden
My 9 and 10 year old boys enjoyed putting together some of the various machines in this set. I was able to use this as a supplement to our homeschool unit on simple machines. It helped the kids to be able to visualize the concepts.
GreatDec 05, 2013
My four year old grandson loved them and that is what really matters, right? A child will need supervision as the printed directions may be difficult to understand..
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