Simple Machines for Energy Lessons

Simple machines are mechanical devices that use levers, wheels, axles, pulleys, etc. to convert force into motion and to perform work. Flywheel Powered zeCars are perfect examples of the wheel and axle in action. Dancing Robots and Sliders include levers and rotating cams, and show the change from elastic potential into kinetic energy. Our Wooden Car Kit is a classic demonstration of potential and kinetic energy, and changing variables.
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  • KikoRobot.962

    KikoRobot.962

    A great introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.
    $29.95
  • Drinking Bird Experiment Kit

    Drinking Bird Experiment Kit

    Investigate what drives this unusual bird.
    $11.95
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  • Hydraulic Arm Kit

    Hydraulic Arm Kit

    Build your very own robotic arm and learn about simple hydraulic principles.
    $14.95
  • Dazzlinks Beams Classroom Kit

    Dazzlinks Beams Classroom Kit

    The Beams Classroom Kit is suitable for 20+ people.
    $199.95
    *Backordered: 8/12/2024
  • Construct-A-Clock

    Construct-A-Clock

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    An ingenious way to encourage cognitive development.
    $24.95
  • Dazzlinks Plastic Classroom Pack

    Dazzlinks Plastic Classroom Pack

    Want to construct the sturdiest DazzLinks creations ever? Try the Plastic Classroom Set. You'll get 230 plastic...
    $159.95
  • Dazzlinks Cardboard Classroom Pack

    Dazzlinks Cardboard Classroom Pack

    230 cardboard pieces, 400 brads/fasteners and instructions.
    $139.95
  • ScooterArt

    ScooterArt

    Build your own robotic 'Jackson Pollock' to explore engineering and robotics.
    $5.95–$49.95
  • HydroBot Arm Kit

    HydroBot Arm Kit

    A DIY science construction kit that yields a kid-powered HydroBot arm kit.
    $55.95
  • ScooterBots

    ScooterBots

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    Teach principles of engineering and electric circuitry.
    $3.95–$65.95
  • Flying Butterfly

    Flying Butterfly

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    Hide this inside a book or greeting card and watch it fly when released!
    $3.95
  • The PowerWheel

    The PowerWheel

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    A micro hydro generator - an amazing tool for teaching lessons about energy.
    $3.95–$179.95
  • Working Wood Catapult Kit

    Working Wood Catapult Kit

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    Perfect for side-by-side comparisons and competitions with the trebuchet.
    $19.95
  • Drinking Bird

    Drinking Bird

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    Great centerpiece for class discussion or laboratory exploration. How does it work?
    $5.95–$64.95
  • Wacky Hall Walker

    Wacky Hall Walker

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    Investigate potential energy in the rubber band vs. the distance traveled.
    $9.95–$54.95
  • Flywheel Powered zeCar

    Flywheel Powered zeCar

    Perfect examples of the wheel and axle in action.
    $15.95
    *Backordered: 8/12/2024
  • Wooden Car Kit

    Wooden Car Kit

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    The potential energy of stretched elastic is converted into kinetic energy of motion.
    $8.95
    *Backordered: 6/18/2024
  • Wooden Wheels

    Wooden Wheels

    These wooden wheels are made from hardwood and even have tread grooves.
    $5.95–$7.95