Stem Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set
Builds three models: Swing Ride, Ferris Wheel, and Boom Ride. 486 pcs.
Explore STEM concepts while building a motorized Swing Ride! Using the materials included in this set, middle-school aged children will be engaged and energized as they further their knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, engineering and math concepts associated with a real-life amusement park ride. The set includes over 470 parts plus a battery-powered motor for a single child or team of 2-3 children to build a working Swing Ride, plus 2 additional models: a Ferris Wheel and a Boom Ride (each model can be built one at a time). Once built, a downloadable booklet guides students through 3 hands-on, inquiry-based experiments on each of the models. Students will learn about how mass affects speed, how to gear-up and gear down, and much more! The Experiment Guide is aligned to national STEM standards and is appropriate for grade levels 5-9. Requires 2 "AA" batteries, not included.
Designed to introduce students to basic scientific concepts, these sets can produce several moving models (1 at a time) that emphasize practical mechanics. The emphasis of this line is on small group learning; students put together models and follow the included experiment worksheets, all the while learning about the concept each model represents. Each set can create several different models which are paired with educational experiment worksheets. Gears, Levers & Pulleys, and Vehicles are the simplest kits, while Roller Coaster and Swing Ride are much larger and more complex. Who can possibly avoid having a little fun when making a fully-functional roller coaster?