Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set

$10.00
Single SKU: 1824-74
10-Pack SKU: 1824-64

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What happens when gears are connected? Do they rotate together, at the same speed, or in the same direction? Does it even matter how they touch each other? Discover these answers, and more, with the Gears and Pulleys Tinker Set. Build once, and tinker forever - younger kids can experiment with this set after assembly, without needing any tools. Gear colors may vary.

Age Level:
This is an educational product, not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 6 and above with adult supervision.

Other Materials You May Need:
Really tap, push, ream and cut - these maker tools are excellent for all ages! Reuse and share in groups. Only required for initial assembly.

Single Maker Tool Set SKU: 1823-84

Class Maker Tool Set SKU: 1823-85

Completing the

Gears & Pulleys Activity

with Ages 6-11

For ages 12 and up, click here

If you are working with ages 6-11, you can choose how to complete the Gears & Pulleys Activity.

  • Choice #1 Without Labs: Go straight from the Build Guide to the Engineering Challenges. This option works well when you’re doing the activity outside of a classroom, in a Makerspace, as a self-directed activity, or just for fun.
  • Choice #2 With Labs: Start with the Build Guide. After the build, an Optional Lab is available to learn more about ratios. Once you’ve explored the Lab, move on to improve your design in the Engineering Challenge. This option works well when you want to teach this activity to a class or during a class visit to a Makerspace.

MS Word or PDF - Which document format should you download? Always download the PDF document, unless you want to edit/change it. If you want to edit/change the document, download the MS Word (Microsoft Word) version.

     Build Guide     

Start by tinkering with gears and pulleys using the Build Guide. This will be a great design to get you started. You’ll start to create your own amazing designs during the engineering challenges.

  • Basic Build Guide: PDF or MS Word -Use this Guide if you’ve purchased the Basic Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set.
  • Advanced Build Guide: PDF or MS Word- Use this Guide if you’ve purchased the Advanced Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set.

     Optional Labs     

Round, round, get around! Explore how ratios, proportions, and mathematical concepts work in the world of gears and pulleys. (Suggested Grade Levels: 3-5)

  • Forces & Friction Lab: PDF or MS Word -Round, round, get around! Explore how ratios and proportions as mathematical concepts work in the world of gears and pulleys. (Suggested Grade Levels: 3-5)

     Engineering Challenges     

It’s time to take what you know about gears and pulleys and explore your own imagination to create kinetic sculptures.

  • Long Shot Challenge: PDF or MS Word -It’s time to take what you know about gears, pulleys and ratios, explore your own imagination, and create unique kinetic sculptures.

     Optional Resources     

Engineering Notebooks

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle thru the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

  • Simple Engineering Notebook: PDF
  • Engineering Notebook: PDF
  • Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Notebook: PDF

Completing the

Gears & Pulleys Activity

with Ages 12 and Up

For ages 6-11, click here

If you are working with ages 12 and older, start with the Build Guide. Then, move on to the Engineering Challenge.

MS Word or PDF - Which document format should you download? Always download the PDF document, unless you want to edit/change it. If you want to edit/change the document, download the MS Word (Microsoft Word) version.

     Build Guide     

Start by tinkering with gears and pulleys using the Build Guide. This will be a great design to get you started. You’ll start to create your own amazing designs during the engineering challenges.

  • Basic Build Guide: PDF or MS Word -Use this Guide if you’ve purchased the Basic Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set.
  • Advanced Build Guide: PDF or MS Word- Use this Guide if you’ve purchased the Advanced Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set.

         Engineering Challenges     

    It’s time to take what you know about gears and pulleys and explore your own imagination to create kinetic sculptures.

    • Design & Engineering Challenge: PDF or MS Word -It’s time to take what you know about gears, pulleys and ratios, explore your own imagination, and create unique kinetic sculptures.

         Optional Resources     

    Engineering Notebooks

    Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebooks are designed to help students cycle thru the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

    • Simple Engineering Notebook: PDF
    • Engineering Notebook: PDF
    • Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Notebook: PDF

    Science & Math Standards

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