The Thames & Kosmos Gyrobot was a 2014 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. With this kit, you will learn how gyroscopes work and how they are used in everyday applications. Build 7 different robots with a motorized gyroscope and high-quality, easy-to-assemble pieces. Each robot uses the gyroscope to balance or orient itself, just like real gyroscopes in smartphones, airplanes, navigation systems, and personal transportation like the Segway. Build a balancing robot, a tight rope walker, a gyro horizon, and several others. The illustrated 24-page instruction manual provides step-by-step building instructions for each model as well as experiments with explanations of important concepts. An electric motor keeps the gyroscope spinning and powers your robots. Requires three AAA batteries (not included).
This is an excellent kit for promoting STEM learning. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and aims to remedy the lagging proficiency of US students in comparison to their industrialized global counterparts. While interpretations vary, most agree that STEM is about innovation, learning about the world, technical literacy, and problem solving. Ultimately, STEM is pushing limits, moving forward, and finding better ways to do things. STEM education is simply providing students and teachers with a stronger grasp of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on learning that draws meaningful connections with real-world applications. HST provides many products that integrate two or more STEM disciplines, thereby helping to improve STEM literacy, inspire an interest in STEM careers, and equip today's students with the skills they need to be competitive and competent tomorrow. The Gyrobot encourages STEM learning through hands-on projects, problem solving, and application of scientific principles to develop useful technology. Future mechanical engineers will love the Gyrobot!
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- 102 pieces
- Electric motor with gyroscope
- Gearbox and wheels
- Snap-together parts for 7 different robot models
- Horizon indicator and compass paper cutouts
- 24-page instruction manual with colorful pictures and easy-to-follow instructions
- Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
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