Simple Machines STEM Experience Kit

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Grades 2-12.

Jump-start students' study of mechanical physics by learning all about simple machines and how they're used to make complex tasks easier with this kit that immerses students in a STEAM experience. Through 26 model-building exercises, students will investigate all 6 classic simple machines - wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, and wedges - as well as gears. Start off with simple models to guarantee a firm understanding of the basic principles at play, then move on to larger, more complex models to push the machines harder and see how they can work together. Specially designed spring scale (included) lets students measure how the machines change the direction and magnitude of forces, making work easier to do.

Durable, modular construction system allows students to see how the same basic elements combine in different ways to form each machine. Models can be assembled and disassembled again and again. Combine the pieces to create multiple configurations. Configurations are limited only by your students' imaginations.

The 32-page, full-color manual dives into examples of simple machines in everyday life and is correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Standards are listed in the back of the guide. Students will come to realize that the seesaw in the playground, the wheelbarrow in the garden, and the flagpole in front of the school are just a few examples of simple machines in the real world. Perfect for a group work station or classroom demonstration.


  • Grades 2-12
  • 32 pieces
  • 5-1/2 in. x 8-1/4 in. (manual), 13-1/8 in. x 8-7/8 in. x 2-5/8 in. (product)
  • 1-year warranty
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item Weight: 1.25
Age: 7 yrs. - 13 yrs.
Brand: Physics
Grade: 2 - 8
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School
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