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This dynamic educational K'NEX set is right on target with STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics goals for education.
Challenge your students to build and control K'NEX models! Using the ingenious K'NEX Education Computer Control interface makes it possible.
Students write programs to control on-screen K'NEX models using the software included. K’NEX Interface is similar to a standard control interface when connected to a computer.
When kids create a control program and test it successfully, they can download it into the interface’s memory. Then they can build a K’NEX model and operate it independent of the computer! Modern technology is put to work in a way that kids appreciate.
Compatible with interactive whiteboards and PC Compatible, the advanced K’NEX Interface can simultaneously control up to 6 output devices (buzzers, bulbs, LEDs) and 4 input devices (push button switches and reed switches), and 2 motors.
Models are fully functioning replicas of real-world machines, including a Sliding Door, Elevator, Bascule Bridge, Oscillating Fan and an Amusement Park Ride.
Key Concepts Include:
Discovery & exploratory learning
Actively seeking solutions & innovations
Sequential thinking and identifying patterns
Critical thinking & problem solving
Design process/engineering design process
Systems and organization
Communication of mathematical thinking
Forces, energy and motion
Troubleshooting and optimization
Design testing, evaluation, making modifications
KNEX Education Computer Control
Students write programs controling on-screen K'NEX models using software included
Download into the interface memory and operate student built K'NEX models
Build 5 K'NEX models, one at a time
Models are fully functioning replicas of a Sliding Door, Elevator, Bascule Bridge, Oscillating Fan and Super Spinner Ride.
Key Concepts include Design Process/Engineering Design Process, Systems and Organization, Communication of Mathematical Thinking, Forces, Energy & Motion, Troubleshooting and Optimization, Exploratory Learning
Includes 699 K'NEX parts, K'NEX Computer Control Interface and software, 2 motors, 3 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, 2 Push Button Switches, 2 Reed Switch, 4 Magnets
Building instructions, student challenges and teacher guide included
Handy container for safe storage
Compatible with interactive whiteboards and PCs
Interface specifics: Computer - IBM PC (or compatible); Operating system - Windows XP or Vista; Minimum Software - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft NET Framework 2; Display - Minimum 800 x 600 with 256 colors, recommended 1024 x 768 with high color-16-bit
Grades 3 to 8
Note: Standard K'NEX parts made in USA. Control box made in UK. Motor and Electronics made in China. Packaged in USA.
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