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Fischertechnik: Creative Box MechanicsFischertechnik: Creative Box Mechanics
Fischertechnik: Creative Box Mechanics
17154

Tinkerers and inventors, watch out! In the new Creative Box Mechanics there is something for everyone interested in technology. 290 components, including gears, racks, axles, worms and other drive elements, promise building and playing fun on the subject of mechanics. The construction of cable winches with cable pulleys, chain drives or different types of gears can be easily implemented. So it is possible to set any mechanism in motion and to give free rein to your creativity in this field. If you already own other fischertechnik construction kits, you can use the Creative Box to expand your models. Thanks to two plastic trays supplied and flexible sorting inserts, the components can be sorted and safely stored after construction. The base plate, on which models can be built, also serves as a closing lid.

- Gears, racks, axles, worms, drive elements and much more!
- Ideally suited for the introduction to mechanics
– Different types of gears and other interesting topics can be built
- Plastic trays and flexible sorting inserts for optimum storage

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Thames and Kosmos The Big Engineering MakerspaceThames and Kosmos The Big Engineering Makerspace
Thames and Kosmos The Big Engineering Makerspace
17127

• Build 22 fun, functional models of real-world machines and devices
• Experimentally explore different areas of physics and engineering design.
• Investigate marine vehicles, submersible, buoyancy, wind power, rotation, gears, energy conversion, pneumatics, hydraulics, statics, optics, and much more.
• Over 260 reconfigurable building pieces.
• 136 pg, full-color experiment manual with  instructions & scientific explanations.
• Batteries not required!
• A parents' Choice Gold award winner

With hundreds of building pieces and more than 20 models and experiments, The Big Engineering Makerspace is a comprehensive and ambitious STEM experience. In five chapters, you can experimentally explore different areas of physics and engineering design by building functional models and conducting tests with them. Explore marine vehicles, submersibles, buoyancy, wind power, rotation, gears, energy conversion, center of gravity, balance, pneumatics, hydraulics, statics, optics, and much more.

In the water and beach chapter, build models of a jet boat, submarine, catamaran, and sail car. In the land chapter, engineer models of a dragster, trike, automobile brake, automobile suspension, and tower crane. In the air chapter, construct models of a helicopter, glider, windmill, and falling leaf. In the engineering in society chapter, assemble models of a forklift, spinning top, hydraulic arm, scissor lift, and distance measuring tool. Finally, in the optical devices chapter, build models of a camera stabilizer, tripod, selfie stick, and smartphone microscope.

In addition to the models described in the instruction manual, you can design and build your own models. The building possibilities in this modular engineering system are virtually limitless. A 136-page manual guides your model building and experiments with step-by-step illustrated instructions.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 22
Piece Count: 258
Manual Pages: 136

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Thames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro SetThames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro Set
Thames and Kosmos Happy Atoms Intro Set
17110

Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties, and how they react with each other. All materials are made of atoms. Why do some atoms combine with each other while other atoms do not? Because atoms just want to be happy!

Of course, atoms don’t really have feelings. But they do have observable behaviors. And atoms tend to be more stable, or “happy,” when they have certain numbers of electrons whizzing around their cores. Where do they find extra electrons if they need more to be happy? From other atoms that have too many electrons, of course! When atoms share or exchange electrons to be happy, they stick together. Happy atoms form molecules!

With this revolutionary approach to teaching chemistry, you can make your own happy atoms! This physical and digital system lets you discover the world of molecules in an intuitive, hands-on way. Using a set of 17 atom models representing 6 different elements, you can assemble your own molecular models. The atoms connect easily with magnets: metal tips on the ends of rubbery arms, which represent free electrons, snap onto magnetic bonding sites on the atom spheres, which represent empty spots for electrons in the atom’s outermost electron shell.

With the Happy Atoms Introductory Set, you can snap together hundreds of different molecules. Because the atoms already have the correct number of free electrons and empty bonding sites, it is difficult to build a molecule that doesn't actually exist. Happy Atoms function like the building blocks of the universe!

The digital component takes this molecular modeling system to the next level. Using the Happy Atoms app and the camera on your tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android, you can scan molecules you build. The app then uses state-of-the-art image recognition technology to identify the molecules. After a molecule is discovered, the app presents information about it, including its composition, usage, properties, hazards, formula, and structure. The app can recognize hundreds of the molecules that you can build with this set. It presents detailed information about 49 of the molecules you can build.

The app is a fun and interactive chemistry curriculum. It takes you on guided quests to discover new molecules and learn about them. You can track your progress with the app, collecting sets of molecules that you have built and explored.

Many people think of chemistry as complicated and hard to grasp. New technology now enables us to take this innovative approach to teaching chemistry, making it more tangible and instinctive than ever before. Requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS 8 (or later) or Android 4.4 (or later, with 1 GB RAM, dual-core processor, and camera).

Ages: 10-17+
Experiments: 73
Piece Count: 18
Manual Pages: 16

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Thames and Kosmos Electricity & MagnetismThames and Kosmos Electricity & Magnetism
Thames and Kosmos Electricity & Magnetism
17105

Conduct more than 60 electrifying experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism, and how these two fundamental properties are closely related. Children eight and up can safely and easily experiment with electric current and magnetic fields using the colorful snap-together blocks and components in this hands-on kit.

Build series and parallel circuits to light up a light bulb. Experiment with push buttons and on-off switches. Assemble circuits that include a spinning motor, two switches, and up to three light bulbs.

Conduct tests to see which materials are magnetic. Learn about the force of magnetism and magnetic poles. Magnetize a metal. Use iron filings to make invisible magnetic fields visible. Investigate magnetic force and direction with a magnetic pendulum device. Learn how a compass works and about Earth’s magnetic fields. Conduct a series of experiments with a sturdy electromagnet.

Finally, put everything you have learned to good use by constructing a loudspeaker, an electromagnetic relay switch, and a morse code telegraph key.

The components are specially designed to make learning fun and accessible. The electrical blocks fit together with simple plug-and-socket connectors. Because the blocks are brightly colored and have unique shapes, it is easy to follow the assembly diagrams to construct functional devices.

The 64-page, full-color experiment manual guides you through experiments with easy-to-follow diagrams.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 62
Piece Count: 64
Manual Pages: 64

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