K'NEX Education® K'NEX Education® sets are designed to maximize student engagement in today's busy classroom. Sets feature hands-on, inquiry-based lesson plans that help teach STEM topics and are aligned to national education standards.
Sprocket Gears! Spur Gears! Rack & Pinion! And More! The K'NEX® Education Gears set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action.
The Teacher's Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Extension activities to explore the concepts more deeply are also included.
Exciting STEM Set! The K'NEX® Education Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines – Levers, Pulleys, Wheel & Axles, Inclined Planes, including Wedge and Screw, and Gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action.
The teacher's guide provides a glossary of key terms and definitions, includes an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation, and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student Activity and Reference Sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities.
The Discover Control Set provides students with an excellent introduction to control systems and allows them to control a series of five models by pressing buttons on the Control Box. The software allows students to write computer programs in easy to understand steps using a model and electronic devices that respond to every press of the buttons.
The teacher guide and lessons that will help you guide and facilitate student learning. Using K'NEX parts, the K'NEX Control Box and Discover Control Software with the direction provided in the guide, you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning as students build, program, investigate, and evaluate ideas. The activities provide opportunities for students to learn aspects of linear computer programming while investigating, discovering and applying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills and knowledge.
Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX Exploring Wind & Water Energy Set! Designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of these important concepts.Using K'NEX and the lessons provided in the teacher guide enables you to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. As students work cooperatively they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs.
Hands-On Learning! The K'NEX® Education Simple and Compound Machines Building Set is designed to expand upon middle school student's knowledge of simple machines concepts. Students investigate, explore and experiment with the K'NEX® simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.
The Teacher's guide includes Student Inquiry Sheets and Worksheets for the models highlighted. Student Worksheets ask questions about the machine being investigated and present challenges that can be used to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved.
Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX® Investigating Solar Energy Set! Learn how to harness the energy of the sun into electricity to power K'NEX models. Builds three models and Includes 128 K'NEX parts, solar panel and motor. Building instructions and teacher's guide aligned to National STEM Standards included.
Teacher guide provides a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Students are encouraged to build, investigate, and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs.
Explore other Renewable Energy Sources with the Exploring Wind and Water Set or the Renewable Energy class set.