Grades 4-12

In this inquiry-based introduction to machines and engineering, students build their own models using K’NEX® sets and discover how simple machines are combined to create the mechanical items we use in everyday life.

Grades 4-5 construct working machines from blueprints, explore their properties and identify the basic machines used to construct them

Grades 6-8 will create small-scale models of common machines such as tow trucks, lawnmowers and elevators, but beware – as in life, there may be challenges which require fast-thinking to achieve their goal!

Grades 9-12 teams’ ingenuity and analytical skills are put to the test as they navigate a series of cutthroat design challenges to create their working mechanical models!

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