Gears & Worm Drives


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Gears & Worm Drives

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Your Clever Creator can discover the power AND VERSITILITY of gears when you get them the MECHANICS: Gears & Worm Drives set that will teach them how Gears can easily reduce or increase speed, change force or transfer motion from one position to another.

Your In-house Inventor can discover how Worm drives are used to greatly reduce rotational speed and how screws can convert rotational motion to linear, while greatly increasing force. They can build 12 working models such as an experimental crane, a gearbox, a carousel, a helicopter, a screw press and a crane with a rotating arm.

You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge your child’s newly acquired knowledge! Gears can be used in so many ways, this kit will give your Maker the mechanical foundation that will inform their creations for a lifetime.

Your child can conduct thorough experiments and discover:
• How the handle's position affects force and speed
• How the crank's position affects force and speed
• How to calculate the mechanical advantage of a screw
• What a worm drive is and how to use a ratchet mechanism.
• Ages 8+