K'NEX Education: Simple Machines Deluxe Building Set

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K'NEX Education: Simple Machines Deluxe Building Set
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  • Age Range: 8 to 15 years
  • 3,447 pieces
  • Build 60 simple machine models
  • About this item

    The K'NEX Education Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines - levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, inclined planes, including wedge and screw and gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action. The K'NEX Building Set teacher's guide provides a glossary of key terms and definitions, includes an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student activity and reference sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities.

    About this item

    The K'NEX Education Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines - levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, inclined planes, including wedge and screw and gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action. The K'NEX Building Set teacher's guide provides a glossary of key terms and definitions, includes an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student activity and reference sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities.


    K'NEX Education Simple Machines Deluxe Building Set:

    • This K'NEX Building Set has enough parts to build 60 simple machine models
    • The Simple Machines Deluxe Kids Building Set supports 10-15 students working in teams
    • Building instructions and teacher's guide aligned to science, technology, engineering and math standards included
    • This Simple Machines Deluxe Kids Building Set is packaged in 3 strong storage trays with snap-on lids
    • STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking
    • STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning
    • The education toy building set models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation
    • Inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action
    • Total number of pieces in this education toy building set: 3,447

    Specifications

    Age: 8 - 11 Years ,  12 - 14 Years
    Age Start: 8 Years
    Age End: 15 Years
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 79520
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 19.9
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 20.25 x 14.0 x 12.5
    Walmart No.: 551617015
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    Customer Reviews | 12 reviews | 4.9 out of 5

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    Awesome product
    12/16/2014

    Customer review by Supermom915

    5.0 stars 12/16/2014 by Supermom915
    by Supermom915

    This is a really nice set. I love the fact that this a teaching gift! I love that it is educational and instructions are very detailed and descriptive. I found the teaching guide to be easy for me to relay the information back. Initially, my son was intimidated by the amount of pieces. It seemed a bit overwhelming as he was not used to this. Eventually became very involved. The only draw back was he seemed a little bored with this set. I dont feel like the frame of reference was there as much. He didn't know what the different machines were and was not captivated. It is still a great set, but I wouldn't invest in this as my first set. Or just make sure your kid(s) is interested in this type of item to build. The more interested that the child is in the item the easier the set will be. Having a frame of reference for the object is key to enjoying and learning about the concepts he/she is being taught.

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    Supermom915
    Dix Hills, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Gender:Female
    Spark Reviewer - received free product
    Easy to folllow directions, great customer service
    11/22/2014

    Customer review by twiceamom

    5.0 stars 11/22/2014 by twiceamom
    by twiceamom

    The K'NEX Education: Simple Machines Deluxe Building Set is a LARGE set. It comes in a big tub with a snap on lid and weighs about 20 pounds. This is a kit for schools, home schools etc and not a toy kit for a single child. 3,480 pieces, including one 12 volt motor to build 60 fully-functioning models and lesson plans included on a CD that has the teachers' guides. Some of the simple machines that you can build include but are not limited to: WHEELS AND AXLES; screwdriver, ferris wheel, water wheel, windmill, wagon, carousel, GEARS; spur gears, bike gears, rack and pinion, transmission, car window, eggbeater, clock, LEVERS;see-saw, catapult, rowboat, hammer, lever mobile, INCLINED PLANES; roller coaster ramp, chisel, axe, drill, propeller, PULLEYS; pulley stand, fixed pulley, moveable pulley, combo pulley, elevator, crane. This large set also comes with directions and items for the Big Ball Factory which includes the K'NEX motor assembly. The guides are labeled ages 8+ for building but you can present these concepts of physics to much older ages as well. My set came missing a large bag of the yellow connecting rods which meant we could not do any of the projects. I called the number on the label on top of the bin and did NOT identify myself as a reviewer. I was met with a gracious customer service representative that took my name and address and sent out a replacement bag of rods without any difficulty. I was on the phone for only a few minutes. Definitely a good experience with them!

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    twiceamom
    Albany, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Gender:Female
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    Spark Reviewer - received free product
    Huge fun set!
    11/18/2014

    Customer review by CuteEverythingcom

    5.0 stars 11/18/2014 by CuteEverythingcom
    by CuteEverythingcom

    What does 3,447 K'NEX parts look like? Like this! This set is especially designed for classroom use, with enough pieces to build 60 simple machine models. The set is designed to include hands-on learning about gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedge-and-screws, and more. For example, the guide on gears includes 13 projects, including spur gears, bicycle gears, crown gears, rack and pinion gears, worm gears, planetary gears, simple transmissions, car windows, lawnmowers, egg beaters, food mixers, axles and differentials, and clocks. Wow. Each project features (almost wordless) diagrams with images of what the finished project should look like, lists of the parts needed (no problems there!), and assembly diagrams to help guide the building process. The 3,447 piece set is designed to be enough for 15 students working simultaneously as teams. We really like building with K'NEX and we don't like running out of K'NEX pieces, so this is definitely the way to go for us. The set also includes a comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards, and comes with a strong storage tub with snap-on lid, which is really easy and convenient to store or bring out to play with. Our kids are having a great time with this seemingly limitless amount of pieces and the motor is one of their favorite parts, too.

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    CuteEverythingcom
    USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Top 250 contributor
    Spark Reviewer - received free product
    Wish I would have invested in these sooner!
    9/30/2013

    Customer review by TeachCline

    5.0 stars 9/30/2013 by TeachCline
    by TeachCline

    My students love Knex and constantly ask when they can build again! They love to just freely build as well. It has added a level of engineering and design to my classroom which required so little input from me. I'm enjoying watching my students get excited about gears, gear ratios, and the complexity of building and design, simply by using Knex.

    TeachCline
    Brookhaven, MS
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Gender:Female
    Simple Machines Deluxe
    9/27/2013

    Customer review by mathmoments

    5.0 stars 9/27/2013 by mathmoments
    by mathmoments

    Great teaching tool!  Easy to follow instructions.  Concepts are clearly presented.

    mathmoments
    Montclair, NJ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Gender:Female
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