- Dishwasher safe, easily disinfected
- Empowers students to wonder
- Explore STEAM concepts will having fun
- FREE PreK-6 grade lessons included
The Brackitz Structures, Wheels & Gears Set combines the Structures Classroom Set with the Brackitz Wheels & Axles and Gears, Sprockets & Chains Modules. This set empowers students to add the wonder of motion to their structures. From skyscrapers to submarines, dinosaurs to storybook characters using the kit’s multi-use planks, rotating pieces, and connecting hubs. Once they’ve created their simple moving machines, students can explore authentic STEM concepts as they measure distance and speed or experiment with the impacts of variable incline or decline degrees. Gears and chains (like the ones in bicycles) are simple machines. When students learn to design and build with gears they gain a hands-on understanding of the principles of motion. It’s a great way to integrate the skills and concepts of math, science, engineering and design thinking. Kids can design, invent and build an endless variety of structures, from skyscrapers to submarines, dinosaurs to storybook characters using the kit’s multi-use planks, rotating pieces, and connecting hubs. Free PreK-6 lessons are available for Structures, Wheels, & Gears Set. Each activity is focused on solving real-world challenges using creativity and a problem-based learning approach. A sturdy but lightweight bin keeps the pieces organized.
Lesson Plans for Gears coming Spring 2020!
FOSTERS CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY
Brackitz award-winning, open-ended building toys are unique in their ability to connect anywhere, at any angle, enabling kids to engineer anything they can imagine. The Gears, Sprockets & Chains Educational Module gives students the ability to build simple machines in conjunction with the Brackitz Structures Set.
Brackitz Structures, Wheels & Gears comes with 25 downloadable lesson plans and activities for PreK-6 written by expert educators. Lesson plans include clear learning objectives, vocabulary, literature references and standards alignments (NGSS, ECERS-R). Each lesson has easy set-up instructions including whole class and group activities, challenges, discussion topics and ideas for differentiating instruction.
INFINITE CONSTRUCTION POSSIBILITIES
When students learn to design and build with gears, they gain a hands-on understanding of the STEM / STEAM principles of motion and work. Each activity is focused on solving real-world challenges using creativity and a problem-based learning approach.
LARGE AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE
These well-made pieces go together easily and stay together creating unique 3D structures that are extremely sturdy. Comes in a convenient container for hassle-free cleanup and storage.
SAFE FOR CHILDREN
Rigorously tested for safety, these pieces are Certified Non-Toxic, BPA-Free, Lead-Free and Phthalates-Free. Recommended for Ages 4 and up.