K'NEX Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys

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Hands-on learning at its best! The K'NEX® Education Intro to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with two types of Simple Machines – levers and pulleys. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action.

Builds 8 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time.

The Teacher's Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Extension activities that can be used to explore the concepts more deeply are also included.

STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning. K'NEX® models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards.

Key Concepts:

  • Making work easier
  • W = Fd (Work equals force times distance)
  • Effort Arm, Resistance Arm, and Fulcrum
  • Classes of levers
  • Ideal Mechanical Advantage
  • Actual Mechanical Advantage
  • Fixed Pulley
  • Movable Pulley
  • Block and Tackle
  • Mechanical Systems

Grades 3-5. For 2-3 students in teams.

Includes 178 K'NEX parts, building instructions, comprehensive teacher's guide and storage tray with snap-on lid.

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