Investigate the world of Engineering through machines!
Introduce the basics of engineering through 12 hands-on simple and complex machine builds. With step-by-step instructions and a 3D Interactive Build Curriculum, students work independently with fischertechnik™ building blocks and a student-driven curriculum.
- Ages: 8-14
- Number of Activities: 12 step-by-step builds and endless open-ended extensions
- Subject Areas: Technology, Engineering Design
- Student-driven lessons to work independently
- 100% Reusable: fischertechnik™ building blocks are 100% reusable. Just clean and reuse again and again.
- Build a pulley, learn the parts and discover how it allows loads to be moved with less effort.
- Build a lever, learn the parts and discover how it transfers effort to make work easier.
- Build a wheel and axle, learn the parts and discover how it's used to move loads.
- Build a universal joint, learn about power transfer and discover how it delivers energy from one place to another.
- Build a flexible power system, learn its parts and discover how it uses tension to transmit movement or power.
- Build a gear train, learn its parts and discover how it works to transfer rotation.
- Build a worm gear, learn its parts and discover how it spins and locks in place.
- Build a vise, learn its parts and discover how complex machines use multiple simple machines to perform a task.
- Build a fan, learn its parts and calculate the relationship between input and output speed.
- Build a gear train, learn its parts and discover how it increases torque.
- Build a drive train, learn its parts and discover how it brings different drive components together to transfer rotational power.
- Build a transmission, learn its parts and discover how it transfers power from motor to load.
Complete Program Includes:
- Instructor Guide with answer keys: 1
- Student Guide: 1
- Build instruction booklets: 12
- 3DIC - Digital build guide device licenses (optional): 2
- fischertechnik™ building set: 1
- Storage tub: 1
Educators & Homeschoolers:
For more information on academic standards and package deals for educators, visit Discover Engineering.