Amusement Park Engineer
Read the amusing story of two inquisitive kids and build simple models of the amusement park rides they encounter on their hysterical family trip to the fair. Along this roundabout journey, the kids build, fix, and enjoy various amusement park rides. As you follow the story, you can build and experiment with models of the 20 structures and machines in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.
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The kids start out by building a Ferris wheel, carousel, pirate ship pendulum, bumper car, free-fall tower, and log flume ride! They then come across a big roller coaster in need of a lot of repairs. They test out ten different configurations of the roller coaster track pieces. They experiment with flat tracks, slopes, humps, bends, and even varying the weight of the car to see how the roller coaster car behaves differently in each setup. From each humorous segment of their silly adventure, the kids learn a simple physics lesson and collect a funny souvenir.
This 97-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.