Fun for Future Engineers
Hands-on construction and creation of four simple machines is a fun introduction into building and the mechanics of hydraulic machines. Using all pre-cut pieces, glue, and simple instructions, you can make a Platform Lifter, Scissor Lift, Cherry Picker, and Excavator. The Platform Lifter provides an excellent example of how we use technology to move people and materials around. The Cherry Picker is similar to the ones often mounted on truck beds to steadily lift people and parts to great heights. The Excavator kit uses first and third class lever like the ones used in trucks at most construction sites.The Scissor Lift kit uses the same principles and construction that is common to industrial scissor lifters. Each hydraulic model uses water instead of hydraulic fluid. No batteries are needed to power these models. For ages 8 +.
Warning: Choking Hazard -Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.