The TechCard Power-it Kit explores how forces can be controlled to carry out useful work through a series of air powered models. Pupils discover that air, though invisible, is a substance that takes up space and can be used to transmit force. All materials, components and full instructions are included. Explore mechanical forces and discover that construction can be fun. Great fun to modify, test and compete!
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What is included in the pack?
Focused on key curriculum topics
Ten different models with 30 model kits
Fully illustrated assembly instructions
Teachers notes and support information
Discovery Pack with additional models & activities
‘Follow the Force’ section encourages pupils to test their models
What is the project about?
Discover fun objects also transmit force. In this project pupils can investigate key topics in the science, design & technology, engineering, art and maths curriculum’s. Pupils will develop dexterity and leadership skills whilst assembling this project. The successful assembly will see students explore energy, forces and simple mechanic motions. This is a flat pack project. You will receive the content for 30 balloon Build-it Kits which you will need to build. All materials, components and assembly instructions are included.
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.