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Discover the power of levers and pulleys through the FUN of K'NEX construction!
Open up the detailed instruction book and immediately kids start learning by building eight K'NEX models of real-life tools and machines.
Build a seasaw and learn all about the basics of a lever: "The effort and resistance, one on each side of the fulcrum, move in opposite directions. When one goes up, the other goes down."
Construct a wheelbarrow to learn about the second class of levers where the weight is moved to the fulcrum, making it easier to lift.
Then, using the included strings and wheels, start learning all about the fascinating power of pulleys.
Discover the basics by building a functional flagpole. Get even more complex as you build a sailboat and a Block and Tackle contraption.
Did you know that with just a few strong pulleys and some rope, you can lift something as big and heavy as a truck's engine?
Complete with easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions and detailed explanations for each mechanism you build, the K'NEX Education Levers and Pulleys set turns basic engineering into hands-on creative fun!
K'NEX Education - Levers & Pulleys
K'NEX building set for learning about levers, pulleys, introduction to simple machines
Encourages fine motor skill, logic, following instructions, creativity
Learning about levers and pulleys is easier with hands-on construction
Build 8 models, one at a time - Seasaw, balance, wheelbarrow, hockey stick, scissors, flag pole, sail boat, block & tackle
Explanations and lessons accompany each build
Learn how levers and pulleys can be used in different ways to make work easier
Educational concepts: Lever classes; fixed, movable, and combination pulley systems
Supports 2 students in grades 3 to 5
Includes 7 2-prong flat connectors, 6 2-prong angled connectors, 20 4-prong connectors, 2 8-prong connectors, 4 1-prong connectors, 11 large spacers, 15 small spacers, 12 3-prong connectors, 7 5-prong connectors, string, 5 wheels, large ring, 2 3-peg platforms, 2 4-peg platforms, 8 1-prong connectors with spacers, 4 angled 4-prong connectors, 16 tiny rods, 20 mini rods, 18 small rods, 5 medium rods, 8 large rods, 4 extra large rods
Detailed instructions included
All items come in a sturdy plastic case
Curriculum Not included
High quality materials for exceptional learning experience
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Levers and Pulleys
Posted 9/14/2008 by Audrey M. Ward
This was given as a birthday gift to an eight year old boy.
We have many k'nex at my daughters home and I have been the contributor of many sets. I can't ever say that I've been unhappy
with any k'nex toys.
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