Physics: Simple Machines - Levers, Pulley's, Wedges and Screws002874
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Dive into the basics of mechanical physics with this Simple Machines Kit from Thames and Kosmos. Establish a foundation in physics by building models of all six simple machines – levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, wedges and wheels and axles.
Start by building simple models that demonstrate basic physical principles in action then move onto more complex machines and watch how they make the work easier to do! Assemble and use a spring scale to measure how the machines change the direction and magnitude of forces allowing them to move heavier loads. With this modular construction kit, you can see how the same basic elements combine in different ways to form each machine that can tackle different tasks.
The models can be assembled and disassembled again and again to create machines only limited by the imagination. To help you get started there is a full-colour 32-page instruction manual teaching you how to construct different machines, what they are used for and how they work.
A brilliant gift set for a young, excited and inquisitive mind. Ideal to foster curiosity and encourage scientific learning on rainy days and a fantastic school holiday activity.
Ideal for children ages 8 and above.