Smartivity Hydraulic Plane Launcher

Lower Age: 6
Upper Age: 106
Price: $33.99
Year Added: 2022
Smartivity Hydraulic Plane Launcher
This high-quality building kit from Elenco walks users ages 6 and up through a design.

The kit is a paper plane launcher powered by hydraulic pressure. The illustrated instruction booklet exposes children to basic design, structural concepts, and ideas for experimentation. While the kit takes several hours to assemble, it is ready for young scientists to tinker with once complete! The booklet encourages children to be curious about the launcher mechanics and the aerodynamics of the paper planes. Children can follow the proposed experiments to test these concepts but are encouraged to design and test independently. - K. R. Schieltz, Purdue Reviewer

Framework Categories

Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Spatial Reasoning
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Processes of Design (POD)

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