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Build and explore different types of gear configurations. Build 7 models, one at a time, with this K'NEX building pack. This pack is an introduction to simple machines. The educational concepts are gear ratios and different types of gears; spur, crown, chain and sprocket. This pack supports 2 students working as a team. It includes 198 K'NEX building pieces and an instruction book. The curriculum is sold seperately. Grades 2 to 6. Ages 8 and up.
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"This item is utilized as an anchor activity for when a student is finished with their work. It is also used as a review for simple machines, and for inside recess creativity . "
Product review of K'NEX Education - Gears
Posted 12/23/2012 by Elizabeth Dixson
I bought this toy for my 9 year old son that I homeschool. I was hesitant only because of the price but I soon realized it was a great investment once he opened the box. He has had countless hours of building time and has also started creating his own machines. This brand is high quality and has easy instructions to follow in the booklet. I plan to purchase other K'NEX Education products.
Review of K'NEX Education - Gears
My grandson is 8 yrs old and loves the many ways he can configure the gears. When he confronts a problem, he'll try to work it out. I often hear an "oooh". This usually means he's either found the solution or another way he can use his gears.
When opened on Christmas, my 9 year old nephew loved it. He enjoys building things and seeing how they work, and in no time had put together a system to move the pully around. I believe he did this sans instructions, but once he discovered what other things he could make, got all excited and wanted to build more.
Review of K'NEX Education - Gears
Posted 8/25/2011 by Kim Seevers
The product is better than expected. The students in my class go to this product first during inside recess activity time. They try so hard to create and design things that look like the diagrams given in the booklet. I love the fact that they want to do something like this during recess.
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gears, machines, educational sets, educational toys, building toys,
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