K’NEX Education – STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set

July 17, 2019 - Comment

Watch kids turn your living space into an amusement park with the K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Swing Ride Building Set. Children can build a working swing ride with this educational building set. Each package contains 470 brightly colored pieces, including variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved . Parts

Watch kids turn your living space into an amusement park with the K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Swing Ride Building Set.

Children can build a working swing ride with this educational building set. Each package contains 470 brightly colored pieces, including variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved . Parts can be connected together to create constructions that actually move, thanks to a battery-powered motor that uses two AA batteries. This engineering set can also be used for building two other rides — a boom ride and a Ferris wheel. Playing with this educational toy will unleash children’s imaginative skills by letting them build amazing structures with their own two hands.

This toy also promotes growth in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects, thanks to its complex and cognitive approach to entertainment. Not only does it offer kids a fun playtime session — it also helps develop their natural curiosity and creativity, and lets them learn not only by thinking about concepts but through hands-on experience as well.

This set can also be used in schools, allowing students to find solutions and turn parts into whole constructions. An experiment guide walks children through the process of building the amusement park ride models. The manual contains complete details on the three inquiry-based engineering projects that are easy for kids to follow and implement. This STEAM toy is specially designed for children in grade levels 5‒9, ages 8 and up. It is best used by one to three children at a time, promoting camaraderie, teamwork, and social skills.

Let children have fun while learning with the K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Swing Ride Building Set.

Product Features

  • 486 COLORFUL PIECES – The K’NEX Education STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set includes 486 different brightly colored parts. Pieces include gears, variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved. These parts can be attached together to build simple structures or elaborate constructions, enhancing children’s imaginations and turning their ideas into working creations.
  • STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS – Kids can create a fully functional swing ride with this construction set. The package comes with a battery-powered motor that works on two AA batteries, bringing kids’ ideas to life. Aside from the swing, they can also build two other amusement park ride models with this toy set – a boom ride and a Ferris wheel. Let middle-school students learn as they have fun with this K’NEX Education building set.
  • EXPERIMENT GUIDE – The three included experiments contain complete details on conducting the hands-on, inquiry-based engineering projects based around the models and include information about the different parts and pieces. Parents can assist their children in the beginning until kids get the hang of it.
  • PROMOTES TEAMWORK – Specially designed for children ages 8 and up, this engineering set is more fun when constructed with friends. Students in grades 5-9 can create the models alone or with two other classmates. Through teamwork, students will learn how mass affects speed, how to gear up and gear down, and much more! The set promotes camaraderie and the development of social skills, too.
  • STEAMagination : It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • LESSON PLANS AND EXPERIMENTS: All K’NEX Education sets come with either a comprehensive guide for teachers or an experiment guide for student-led learning. All lesson plans and experiment guides are written by expert educators and feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects that engage students in today’s busy classroom.
  • ALIGNED TO NATIONAL STANDARDS: K’NEX Education teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • REAL WORLD LEARNING: Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world rather than reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. K’NEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make them work.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Have angle the orange seats every time My son and I had a blast building this. When we finally got done, we were so disappointed to find that you have angle the orange “seat holders” perfectly. If not they get caught, and do not spin. Furthermore, every time you angle them, it spins once or twice then gets stuck again. That was for the swing ride.After how long it took us (2-3 hours over a few days) to build this and to see our final product not even work, we are not motivated to try the other two models. If you,…

Anonymous says:

Warning: Some pieces may be missing. The K’NEX kits are fun to build for all ages. One thing I do want to point out, though, is that occasionally the motors, or other parts, are missing from the box even when sealed and brand new. I don’t think that this is a problem with individual sellers, but perhaps quality control at the manufacturer’s end. I bring this up since recently we had this happen with this very item, the K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set. It was a disappointment for my wife as it was…

Anonymous says:

She liked it a lot My 9-year-old daughter received this as a gift from Santa this year. She liked it a lot, and started assembling it right away. It is difficult enough to keep.her occupied for a few hours, but the instructions were clear enough for her to do it without any help. Not that I could have helped, I need instructions with words, but she seems comfortable with instructions that include mostly diagrams.The package advertised that it can be used to build three different models, but the model…

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