Junk modelling stimulates the imagination of young children like few other activities….. Empty packaging and upcycled materials (not provided in the sale) grow into monsters and machines through the imagination and invention of young minds. The Maker Pack extends junk modelling activities by adding wheels, axles, cams and linkages so that children can make models that move! Introducing these mechanical elements extends the potential of junk modelling and introduces key topics in the science and technology curriculums such as simple mechanisms and forces. The Maker Pack brings ‘junk modelling’ to life!
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What is included in the pack?
30 x TechCard Strips.
45 x TechCard Beams.
45 x 300mm Axles.
180 x 25mm Discs.
40 x 40mm Wheels.
80 x 50mm Wheels.
40 x 60mm Wheels.
10M of String.
12 x D/S Instructions Colour mini poster.
What is the project about?
The Maker Pack includes TechCard parts to make 30 moving models when used with a wide range of upcycled boxes and other materials. The TechCard parts include structural elements, wheels, axles, cams and linkages.
Three sets of instructions let the teacher choose between the popular topics of Moving Machines, Moving Monsters and Moving Toys.
How does the project fit in with STEM?
Understanding the types of materials used in the construction.
Using existing knowledge of magnetism and understanding how motors work.
Describe the forces being applied on the vehicle and the transfer for energy.
Provides an opportunity to develop children’s ability to understand technological advances by modifying the vehicle.
Understanding the functionalities of the electronic components.
Assembly of kit will develop good dexterity skills.
Following an assembly manual and video.
Ability to calculate speed in (m/s), distance (m) and time (s).
Ability to acceleration of the vehicle.