Construction kits

The Bridge Challenge

This activity is great for introducing kids to engineering because it’s relatively simple and has real-life application. I’ve used K’Nex in my example because it’s a may favourite construction kit, but also because it actually looks like many of the bridges you see around the place every day. However, you can use pretty much anything to make bridges – even paper! Don’t underestimate the strength of folder paper. Setting the Scene Yes, this is an important lesson in engineering, but…

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Why K’Nex Is King Of The Construction Kits

I used to love playing with construction toys as a kid. In fact, like many adult men, I secretly still love playing with them now! My daughter is just reaching the age where I can justify heading up the loft, dusting off the old boxes of kit and think about stuff we can do together. She’s already using Duplo, which is a great introductory kit. Lego is the next natural progression, but the thing about Lego is that, with the…

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