Build and explore the differences between the 7 key bridge types with this K'NEX building set. Builds 14 models, one at a time. Supports 2 students working as a team. Educational concept for this set is characteristics and purpose of bridge types. Build the following bridges: Beam, Truss, Cantilever, Bascule, Arch, Suspension, and Cable-Stayed. This set contains 207 pieces and an instruction book in a sturdy storage case. Curriculum is sold seperately. Grades 2 to 6. Ages 8 and up. PLEASE NOTE: STANDARD PARTS MADE IN THE USA, SPECIAL COMPONENTS MADE IN CHINA.
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This set was bought for a recent graduate with a degree in Construction Engineering who specializes in designing bridges. He had played with K'Nex as a child with many sets but had never seen the bridge set. He thinks this set is the best thing ever. He will be using it this fall to help teach my elementary students not only about bridges but about all considerations that have to go into them using this set and explain with these visuals the different types of bridges.
Review for K'NEX Education - Bridges
Posted 3/31/2010 by Jacque Melton
When my grandchildren opened the box they were thrilled. "K-NEX" yelled the ten year old boy. He and his eight year old sister and 6 year old brother played really well together, they explored on their own with them. Then they started using the diagrams of ideas. I loved watching their creativity, and their ability to work together. I have a couple more sets that I will get out after they have played with these a few more times. The kids also managed to keep the 1 1/2
year old busy without breaking their creations. I was glad to have the snap container to keep them in.
I am a third grade teacher, i would love to have these in my classroom. The students could use these hands on K_NEX to really learn simple machines, etc. Thank You
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