The SIMPLE MACHINES set is a combination of the basic 5 sets of "Discovering STEM" series and covers all Simple Machines mechanisms.
These mechanisms offer a mechanical advantage and are crucial elements of many machines and devices. They are designed to multiply or reduce force, increase or decrease speed and convert one type of motion to another.
Build 60 working models that cover the subjects of levers, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the screw, the inclined plane, the pulley, as well as the more advanced gears and linkages!
You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklets included. The booklets provide detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporate innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. Quiz sections for each chapter are also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge!
Conduct thorough experiments and discover:
– the three classes of levers and the use of linkages;
– how to gain mechanical advantage from wheel, axles and inclined planes mechanisms;
– how to use pulleys to change force and direction of motion;
– how to use cams and cranks to produce different types of motion;
– how to calculate gear ratio and how worm drives work.
STEM Simple Machines
Combines basic 5 sets of Discovering STEM series to cover all Simple Machines mechanisms
Strengthens understanding of laws of physics, using science in engineering
Mechanisms are designed to multiply or reduce force, increase or decrease speed and convert one type of motion to another
5 multi-page booklets with theory, experimental activities, quiz and building instructions
Full colour images, drawings and interesting facts
Thought provoking building challenges and exercises
Provision to write, note results and draw conclusions
Various gears of high precision for changing speed
Various pulleys for changing force and direction
60 working models to build
Build 60 working models that cover the subjects of levers, the wedge, the wheel and axle, the screw, the inclined plane, the pulley, as well as the more advanced gears and linkages
Models built one at a time with the same parts
Recommended for ages 8-16+