Simple Machines Kits & Experiments

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. The PowerWheel is a micro hydro generator - an amazing tool for teaching lessons about energy, hydro-power and other renewable sources of energy.
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  • Human Block and Tackle - Demonstration Kit

    Human Block and Tackle - Demonstration Kit

    In the Human Block and Tackle Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, demonstrate the importance of...
    $29.92
  • 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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    fischertechnik Kits

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  • Hydraulic Arm Kit

    Hydraulic Arm Kit

    Build your very own robotic arm and learn about simple hydraulic principles.
    $14.95
  • Construct-A-Clock

    Construct-A-Clock

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    An ingenious way to encourage cognitive development.
    $24.95
  • 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
  • Wooden Wheels

    Wooden Wheels

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

    Flywheel Powered zeCar

    Perfect examples of the wheel and axle in action.
    $15.95