Gyroscopes & Flywheels Experiment Kit

Gyroscopes & Flywheels Experiment Kit

# 041128

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Item #: 041128
Grades: 3-9

Product Description:

Time to build something different that will help you explore the world of physics. This kit includes a small gyroscope that allows you to build models and perform experiments. Build a break-dancer that spins and balances on its head, a Segway-type vehicle with just one wheel, a robot that moves along without falling over, and more. No batteries required the gyroscope operates with the pull of a cord. A 32-page instruction guide includes a list of the kits contents and step-by-step instructions for each project.

Publisher Description:

Gyroscopic force is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, with amazing scientific principles behind it. With the small, fast-spinning gyroscope in this kit, you can build models and perform experiments that appear to defy the force of gravity by balancing and standing upright when common sense would tell you they should fall over.

Build a model of a break-dancer that uses the gyroscope to spin and balance on its head. Construct a gyroscopic vehicle that keeps its balance like a Segway but with just one wheel. Assemble a cool robot that can zoom along a thin rail on two inline wheels without falling down. The lower part of this robot is a flywheel engine a fast-rotating, weighted wheel that stores rotational energy and drives a gearwheel that moves the model forward. Even more models can be built using the flywheel function, including a motorbike, a space car, and a trike. A simple pull of a ripcord starts the gyroscope and flywheel spinning no batteries required! The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
3
Grade End
9
EAN
814743012066
Format
Other
Brand Name
Thames and Kosmos
Weight
1.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.88" x 13.0" x 2.62"
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Looking for educational Christmas gifts for the grandchildren!
mildred l on Oct 12, 2017
Looking for educational Christmas gifts for the grandchildren!
mildred l on Oct 12, 2017
I was looking for a hands-on toy that was both educational and fun to play with. All children enjoy action toys, so this looked like the perfect gift.
Deborah W on Nov 22, 2016
I was looking for a hands-on toy that was both educational and fun to play with. All children enjoy action toys, so this looked like the perfect gift.
Deborah W on Nov 22, 2016
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