S.T.E.M Mechanics Wheels Axles Inclined Planes
Get the MECHANICS:
Wheels, Axles and Inclined Planes set and learn how Wheels and Axles use friction to move objects easily and how big tyres compare to small tyres.
Find out how an Inclined Plane can be used for lifting heavy objects and how another form of inclined plane, the wedge, is used in every day applications.
Build 14 working models such as
a launching platform
a door with knob
an airport staircase
an experimental ramp
a splitting wedge
You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover:
how to gain mechanical advantage with large wheels
how the wheel and axle mechanism works as a lever
the relation between force and speed
the elements of an inclined plane and how these affect force and distance
the forces applied on a wedge
46-page booklet with theory, experimental activities, quiz and building instructions
Full color images, drawings and interesting facts
Thought provoking building challenges and exercises
Provision to write, note results and draw conclusions
14 working models to build.
Recommended for ages 8-16+