The Early Machines Set provides eight mechanical models and eight double-sided, full-colour building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings. Combine with the 2009656 activity pack to carry out eight lesson plans, each with 20-minute extension activities, and four problem-solving tasks.
Key Learning Values:
Exploring basic mechanical principles such as gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles
Investigating force, buoyancy and balance
Solving problems through design
Working with others and sharing findings