Let your children explore endless building possibilities with K’NEX Education Intro to Simple Machines Gears Set!
This building set from K’NEX Education comes with 198 pieces. Kids can build 7 fully functioning replicas of real-world machines. This activity will keep your children occupied for hours!
Help your kids develop a better understanding of STEAM(science, technology, engineering, arts, and math subjects) with this toy. As they click the parts together, they’ll make stronger their hand-eye coordination, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness.
Study after study reveals that kids have more success learning STEAM subjects by partaking in activities related to the real world than by reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. K’NEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions. Through the lesson plans and experiments, students gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make their creations work.
From the Manufacturer
Sprocket Gears! Spur Gears! Rack & Pinion! And More! The K’NEX Education Intro to Simple Machines: Gears set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills the usage of a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action. 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 to explore the concepts more deeply are also included. Set includes 198 K’NEX parts – enough to build 7 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, separately. Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team. Grades 3 -5. Building instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tray with snap-on lid. STEM Education makes a speciality of 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. Also see K’NEX Education’s Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys and Intro to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes for grades 3-5 and K’NEX Education’s Exploring Machines for middle school classrooms.
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ENDLESS BUILDING POSSIBILITIES ‒ Let your children experience endless building possibilities with this unique building system from K’NEX! The Intro to Simple Machines Gears Set comes with 198 parts and pieces that may be clicked together to build 7 fully functioning gear models of real-world machines. This activity will keep your children occupied for hours!
CURRICULUM INCLUDED: The K’NEX Education Intro to Simple Machines Gears set comes with a comprehensive teacher’s guide that allows for hands-on, inquiry-based exploration the usage of the models included in the set. With this guide, children in grades 3-5 can see real world examples of science concepts in action, including, but not limited to: Making work easier, W = Fd (Work equals force times distance), Ideal Mechanical Advantage, Actual Mechanical Advantage, Gear Ratios, Spur Gears, Crown Gears, Mechanical Systems Energy Transfer and Chain Driven Systems.
CONVENIENT STORAGE ‒ Storing K’NEX parts and pieces will never be a hassle, since the K’NEX Intro to Simple Machines Gears Set includes a plastic container. All pieces can also be placed in this large plastic tub for ease of access and storage.
EASY TO USE ‒ K’NEX Intro to Simple Machines Gears Set comes with easy-to-follow building instructions and a comprehensive teacher’s guide. Unleash your kids’ creativity as they make their own designs for open-ended fun! This building set is really useful for children grades 3 to 5, and it can accommodate 2 to 3 students working as a team.
STEAMagination: It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
LESSON PLANS AND EXPERIMENTS: All K’NEX Education sets come with either a comprehensive guide for teachers or an experiment guide for student-led learning. All lesson plans and experiment guides are written by expert educators and feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects that engage students in today’s busy classroom.
ALIGNED TO NATIONAL STANDARDS: K’NEX Education teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
REAL WORLD LEARNING: Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world quite than reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. K’NEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the principles that lead them to work.