INTRO to ENGINEERING | Engineering Toys | Age 5+
Award-winning introduction to Engineering.
• For start-up Engineers. Age 5+
• Understand engineering basics,
• 21 projects, with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys.
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INTRO TO ENGINEERING – Creative Engineering Toys
Creative Engineering Toys – INTRO TO ENGINEERING
By Thames & Kosmos, USA
The 21 Century focus. For young Leaders of the future.
INTRO TO ENGINEERING: Our children are gifted with the power to invent and achieve astonishing technological feats. They learn how to exploit these skills through creative play with engineering toys.
Ever mused over how machines make work easier? Ever wondered how telephones and Televisions work? How a parachute slows down a fall? At the core of all these are the principles of Engineering and Mechanics.
What is Engineering?
You might have realised that you are in a room that was engineered, sitting on something that was engineered, in a building that was engineered, brightly lit by something that was engineered, while looking at a computer that was engineered.
Engineering involves building structures and products by using maths and science. Engineers solve problems with their inventions. The main branches of engineering are civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering.
If you are interested in designing and constructing buildings, bridges, and roads, then civil engineering is the branch of engineering you would study. The superb Marina Bay Sands building, the Changi Jewel, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Great Wall of China are all examples of civil engineering. Marina Bay Sands was designed and built to withstand strong winds and even earthquakes.
This is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. It combines physics, maths and materials science to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.
Machines and tools that require machines are designed by mechanical engineers. The lift or elevator, which allows people to go up and down in buildings, is an example of mechanical engineering. Imagine walking up stairs to the 20th floor of a building without a lift!
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Electronics, the science of controlling electrical energy & circuits, enables us to design and use electronic devices, computers & chips. Electronic & Electrical engineers design and develop electronic and electrical equipment. Computers, Artificial Intelligence, robots, mobile phones, and lights are just some examples.
Have you ever blown a big bubble with your bubble gum? Guess what, a chemical engineer designed that! They also develop ways to purify drinking water, or convert crude oil into aviation fuel for aircraft, or the Impossible Burger made from genetically modified soy beans!
Other areas of engineering are Computer engineering, Architectural engineering, Environmental engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Biomedical engineering, and many others.
The Intro to Engineering creative engineering toys introduces children to the field of engineering with 21 experiments and building projects in 5 different areas. By engaging in hands-on activities children learn how engineers apply their scientific and technical knowledge to design machines and devices.
These creative engineering toys teach you engineering basics with experiments on levers, forces, and pulleys. Build simple devices using these basic components.
Move on to explore engineering on land by building vehicles with wheels, such as a race car and a wind-up car. Next, investigate engineering with air (and in the air) by building a helicopter, a pinwheel, a parachute, a glider, a balloon rocket, and an air-powered carousel. Then, build a diving bell, a sailboat, and a paddle boat to experiment with engineering in water.
• The basics of Engineering including forces, levers and pulleys
• How machines make work easier
• Build simple devices using these basic components
• Find engineering at home modelling the telephone and television.
Experiment Manual: Click here
The kit includes:
• 48-page illustrated guidebook
• step-by-step hands-on experiments
• 21 fun experiments
• 70 included parts
Parents’ Choice Recommendation
Box Dimensions: 37 x 29 x 8 cm
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3.
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