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Engino Mechanical Simple Machines


 
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Ages: 6-14
Grade Levels: 1-8

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Product Code:
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Engino Simple Machines
When Engino decided to expand its line of award-winning construction sets to include eight individual sets exploring the world of simple machines with both in-depth instruction manuals and colorful activity books, I thought, “At last, a company that gets homeschooling.” Now Engino has taken it a step further by combining all eight topics (Levers, Linkages, Gears, Wheels & Axles, Inclined Planes, Pulleys, Cams & Cranks, and Screws) into one budget-pleasing set, aptly named Simple Machines. Finally your children can get a rich overview of the eight most common areas of mechanical science without denting the family budget.

Sixty-four-Page Instruction Manual
Engino’s celebrated components, a colorful sixty-four-page student instruction manual, and nine twenty-page activity booklets combine to create the most remarkable hands-on approach ever available for homeschooling children. Experiment with the models to understand how machines actually work, how you can change speed, convert motion, increase or transfer force, and easily move heavy objects. Suitable for a wide age range, an older child can read the lively text to more fully understand the principles, while a younger or non-reading child can construct the models and learn intuitively while building.

Build Nearly Sixty Models!
Simple Machines includes detailed directions for building nearly sixty working models, including a hand drill, car with reverse turning wheels, a revolving crane, and many other types of machines. Also included are the Simple Machines reproducible worksheets for thirty-one activities (fourteen printed and seventeen to download) that present a unique, hands-on method of testing your children after each section. But if testing is not how your family rolls, then use this extra booklet as an additional source of experiments pertaining to simple machines.

While Simple Machines only attempts to cover the highlights of the eight more comprehensive sets, it does so with such marvelous explanations of the different technological principles, both through text and construction, that for many families this will be enough. However, if you have a child that loves to build and soaks up all things pertaining to engineering, the individual sets will be a better fit for you.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2014 Seventh-Grade Curriculum Kit!
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  • Over 300 pieces!

    Learn all about the six simple machines: the lever, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the screw, the inclined plane, and the pulley, as well as two mechanisms: the gear and the linkage. Build fifty-nine working models, including cars, cranes, and all different types of machines. A sixty-eight-page student teachers' book is included with detailed explanations of the different technological principles applied and real life examples! Reproducible worksheets for thirty-one activities are included for more in-depth experimentation (fourteen printed, seventeen to download). A thorough quiz for testing what has been learned can also be downloaded. Booklets with detailed building instructions for fifty models are also included.

    Learn how to build:

    A lever crane
    Make a fully working model of a lever crane and learn how it is used for lifting heavy objects without falling over. Compare your model with a real-life one and learn about first-class levers.

    A parallel scale
    This fascinating model of the parallel scale will introduce you to the concept of linkages and help you understand how they work. Find out about parallel motion and its usage in different situations.

    A car that turns
    Construct this fascinating model of a car with reverse turning wheels and find out in what ways the axle and the wheel connect for different purposes. Learn how the steering wheel is actually a lever.

    A car with crane
    The unique model of a car with a crane will help you understand the principle of inclined planes and how they help us lift heavy loads. Learn how the inclination of the plane affects the force applied.

    A crane bridge
    Construct a model of a crane bridge and try to lift some objects, finding out how a pulley can help you increase your strength. Experiment with different size pulleys and learn how the diameter affects speed and strength.

    A fishing crane
    Construct a model of a fishing crane and learn how the crank helps set this device into motion. Compare your model with a real-life one and find out the capabilities of a crank when connected to a string for lifting heavy loads.

    A hand drill
    The industrial drill can be used for drilling or screwing bolts and is usually powered by electrical energy. This Engino model demonstrates the more traditional technique of a hand-driven mechanism and how the speed can increase to a great extent by the use of gears.

    A revolving crane
    This fully functional crane has two types of movement. You can turn the crank on the base, rotating a worm gear which then rotates the crane arm. The crane hook can move up and down, secured by a mechanism of a ratchet simulation.

    A multi-position crane
    Build this amazing model of a multi-position crane which combines a number of simple machines: pulleys to control the speed with which the crane rotates, gears to revolve it around the base, and many more! This model demonstrates how cranes can be used to transfer huge loads to great heights and with very little effort. This is why they are so useful in construction sites where we need to carry cement blocks and steel bars to the top of very tall buildings!

    And more...
    Discover how simple machines combine and how every single mechanism that exists today uses at least two of them to do work (which is the reason simple machines are considered to be the "building blocks of machines"). Explore concepts of simple machines like input and output forces and mechanical advantage, then learn about their history throughout the ages, from as early as the third century B.C. and Archimedes until today. Play with this model and discover the magic of simple machines and learn all there is to know about mechanisms and the science of mechanics, using Engino Education books as your teacher and your guide.

    Awards:
    Winner Cyprus Innovation Award Manufacturing Sector 2008
    1st European SME Week '09 (Small Business, Big Ideas) Winner
    Toy Russia Award Winner
    InBusiness Business Awards 2010 - Best New Product Nominee
    CyEC 2010 Market Success Award - University of Cyprus
    Dr. Toy Best Green Product Winner
    Dr. Toy 10 Best Educational Toy Winner
    TIMBERDOODLE: Best Construction Sets of the Year!


    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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