ThinkPlay Gears Extreme is an extraordinary kit from ThinkPlay, the internationally award-winning educational construction system. Designed to explore the fundamental physics of movement and rotation, effects of friction, creating power, and how simple machines need and use gears, this 488-piece set comes with a whole suite of instructions.
The gear wheels come in five sizes with different teeth arrangements, and each gear is marked clearly with its number of teeth. There are also two types of gear wheels, some with a smooth shaft and others with a geared one.
ThinkPlay Gears Extreme's side-connecting block pieces enable your young builder to make circles, curves, and spirals that remain impossible with traditional sets.
With ThinkPlay Chains, your child can build a clock, snowplow, chainsaw, and more technical models such as intricate chain panels. Or, creative engineers can assemble new constructions of an original design.
ThinkPlay Pulleys is an engaging way for your child to investigate the useful simple machine, pulleys. There are eleven appealing pulley projects that your young builders will enjoy, from a bird with fluttering tail feathers to a helicopter with rotating blades. ThinkPlay Pulleys includes nine pulleys, four silicone bands, and detailed instruction sheets. Two fishing models call for some string that you will need to provide.
Note: Colors in your set may vary from those depicted in your manual.
Between the guidebook, the instruction sheets, and the gears and pulleys additions, you have directions for over 75 models! You’ll want to begin with the most accessible models and work your way toward ones with greater complexity. Plan on at least two models every week during the school year.
1. Gears for Fun! Level 1
2. Morphun Gearphun Guide Book
3. The instruction sheets that don’t say chain or pulley at the top.
4. Gearphun Junior Chains Guidebook (looseleaf)
5. Gearphun Chain Construction Models
6. Gearphun Pulley Construction Models
Manufacturer: Morphun Faith-Based: No
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements: 2012 Poland Gold Award 2012 Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2013 India Didactics Award 2013 BESA Education Resource of the year 2014 Bizziebaby Silver Award 2020 STEM.org Authenticated Educational Product 2021 Newsweek Best in STEM
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