Build your own models powered by air and water pressure to learn about the laws of physics. This unique kit allows you to build two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (which simply means air pressure and water pressure) powered engines. The hydro-pneumo system uses a self-contained air-and-water turbine system as a motor. Construct 15 models including a truck, excavator, radar car, tank, antique car, helicopter, motorbike, backhoe, rocket car, forklift, roadster, propeller plane, grinder, and cutting machine. The water-jet propelled cars are a fun outdoor activity, while the self-contained hydro-pneumo powered models are fun both indoors and out. Compete with your friends to see whose water-jet propelled car and hydro-pneumo car goes the farthest! 48-page color instruction book. 165 building pieces.
For Ages: 8+
For Ages: 8+
|Manufacturer:||Thames & Kosmos|
|Age Range:||8 Years|
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Air+Water Power based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
My daughter received this kit as a Christmas gift and we were both enthusiastic to try it out. We sat down to work on it together and found out in the FIRST experiment that the kit didn't include enough equipment to actually complete the experiment - and we are talking about a very simple experiment. Basically the drawing depicts the use of three small gears and the equipment list for the kit shows that only two were included in the kit in the first place. These gears are color coded by size and the same colors are used in the experiment diagrams so this isn't a misinterpretation or misunderstanding of the kit (I'm an engineer and I'm pretty good at counting to three). The sad part about it is that the instruction book appears to be relatively well done and thought out - so what we have here is probably a cheap accountant or business manager somewhere cutting corners to make an extra buck - kind of a short sighted proposition since it makes me assume the rest of their science kits are the same way.