Thames & Kosmos Intro to Engineering KitThames & Kosmos Intro to Engineering Kit

Thames & Kosmos Intro to Engineering Kit

byThames & Kosmos

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The twelfth kit in the Little Labs line, Intro to Engineering welcomes young children to the field of engineering with 25 experiments and building projects in five sections. By engaging in hands-on activities, children will learn how engineers apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design machines and devices.

Start by learning some engineering basics with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys. Build simple devices using these basic components. 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.

Product name:Thames & Kosmos Intro to Engineering KitDimensions:11.5" H × 3.1" W × 14.6" LShipping weight:1.8 lbs.UPC:814743011342

Appropriate for ages: 5 - adult


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very innovative for hands on learners! I was on the fence about purchasing a product like this for my 8 year old (small parts and pieces likely to get lost), I am however very happy that I did. There are 21 activities, that progressively get more difficult as the fundamental engineering principals can be expanded on. The instructions are not extremely clear, but I do consider that as an advantage, as it allows the child to further develop their skills to troubleshoot and figure out simple logistics on their own. My son completed more than half in less than a week, and eager to learn more!
Date published: 2016-01-09