Start by learning some engineering basics with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys. Build simple devices using these basic components. Children will learn apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design machines and devices.
Move on to explore engineering on land by building vehicles with wheels, such as a race car and a wind-up car. Next, investigate engineering with air (and in the air) by building a helicopter, a pinwheel, a parachute, a glider, a balloon rocket, and an air-powered carousel. Then, build a diving bell, a sailboat, and a paddle boat to experiment with engineering in water.
Finally, find engineering in your own home with experiments modeling the telephone and television.
A Parent’s Choice Recommended Award Winner
25 experiments and building projects in five sections
Teaches engineering fundamentals with step-by-step
CHOKING HAZARD — Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once
CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs
CHOKING HAZARD — Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs