Pump It Move It Hydraulic Crane (Smartivity)
Use liquid-filled syringes to harness the power of hydraulics! Three syringes control the crane's movement - up & down, left & right, clamped & unclamped. 60 minute assembly.
Explore the wonders of motion, friction, thrust and propulsion with this project! Smartivity projects are designed to help children learn the skills required for success in real life, and all-around development. Build a fully functional hydraulic crane and introduce children to the fundamentals of hydraulic machines, crane mechanics, pressure, movement and rack-and-pinion mechanism. Kids can push the syringes to direct the crane, lift objects, and move them around. Learn how the power of water pressure can be used to carry out tasks in daily life. Can be painted or colored once assembled. Contains 256 pieces including syringes and pipes, engineered wood components, and step-by-step instruction booklet. D.I.Y. time: 60 minutes / Play time: unlimited. Ages 8 years and up.Meets all ASTM, US CPSC, and CPSIA safety standards.
Combining learning and fun, these high-quality DIY playsets are sure to secure a place in your child's educational playtime! Each laser-cut wood set revolves around a scientific or mechanical principle and can be built from scratch in an hour or less. Full-color, step-by-step instructions are provided to assemble each major piece before combining it all together to create a working machine! Along the way, a "Learner's Log" illustrates important scientific and mechanical principles. When completed, simple activities or projects to try are included. No glue or adhesives are required; sturdy wooden fasteners and rubber-bands are included as necessary, allowing kids an easy, clean building process.