My First Ferris Wheel (My First Engineering Set)

Grade PK-3
Teaching Method
Teacher-centered curriculum commonly used in classrooms that may include a text, teacher manual, tests, etc.
Charlotte Mason
A methodology based on the work of a 19th century educator who maintained that children learn best from literature (Living Books), not textbooks.
A methodology based on the Latin Trivium (three stages of learning), including the grammar stage (memorization and facts), logic stage (critical thinking), and rhetoric stage (developing/defending ideas).
Unit Study
A thematic or topical approach centered around one topic that integrates multiple subject areas.
Montessori (Discovery)
A methodology based on the work of a 20th century educator that emphasizes student and sensory-driven discovery learning and real-life applications.
Religious Content
Faith-based or including instructional religious content.
Avoids religious or theoretical topics or presents multiple viewpoints without preference.
Contains content contrary to common Christian beliefs (i.e. evolution).
Learning Modality
Learns through listening, talking out loud or reading out loud.
Learns through seeing, prefers written instructions and visual materials.
Kinesthetic/Tactile (Hands-On)
Learns through moving, doing and touching.
Curriculum that employ a variety of activities/components.
Curriculum progresses through well-defined learning objectives. Emphasizes mastery before moving to the next topic.
Topics and concepts are repeated from level to level, adding more depth at each pass and connecting with review.
Focus is on the “why,” often with a unifying concept as well as specific skills; coverage may be broader.
Teacher Involvement
Low Teacher Involvement
Student-led materials; parent acts as a facilitator.
Medium Teacher Involvement
A mix of teacher-led time and independent student work.
High Teacher Involvement
Teacher-led lessons; may utilize discussions, hands-on activities and working together.
Additional Materials Required
No other materials needed
Everything you need is included.
Other Materials Required
There are additional required resources that are a separate purchase.
Other Materials Optional
There are additional resources mentioned or recommended but are not absolutely necessary.
Designed to be written in; not reusable.
Not designed to be written in; reusable.
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Choking Hazard
  • Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

This Ferris Wheel set features a ride, similar to a real Ferris Wheel, to help teach the science involved with forces and motion. Included are 5 little characters that can be placed in the seats to represent riders. The screwdriver doubles as a motor to power the ride. Includes an electric screwdriver to be assembled, 42 construction pieces, 1 sticker sheet, and instruction manual.

Category Description for My First Engineering Set

Teach youngsters the skill of drill and construction work by doing the work themselves using a small, battery-powered drill to assemble plastic toy pieces. The little drill is also made of plastic, using plastic bits to drill plastic screws, making it a safe option for introducing children to hands-on work without the danger of real power tools. Each set creates an interactive toy that can be played with once assembled, and can be taken apart and put back together over and over again. At the end of each build, the handle of the drill is taken off and the power piece of the drill is inserted into the toy so that it can self-run with the turn of a switch. Each set includes illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to construct the build. The drill is powered by two AA batteries, which are not included. ~ Brianna

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Product Format:Other
Length in Inches:10.5
Width in Inches:13
Height in Inches:4.375
Weight in Pounds:2.45
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