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K'NEX® Education Intro to Structures: Bridges

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Introduce your child or students to the art and science of infrastructure and bridge-building!  We think the K''NEX® Education Intro to Structures: Bridges set is a remarkably comprehensive introduction to the history, function, structural design, geometry and strength of bridges.  Virtually all of the major bridge design types are included up to modern cable-stayed designs:

  1. Beam (including Short Span and Long Span);
  2. Truss (including Warren, Howe, Baltimore and K-Truss types);
  3. Cantilever;
  4. Bascule;
  5. Arch (including Arch-Under, Over and Through-types);
  6. Suspension;
  7. Cable-stayed.

The set provides numerous opportunities to acquire understanding using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts.  The set also includes a Teacher's Guide that helps provide a deeper understanding of scientific, technical and design concepts and to channel inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences.

  • 207 parts, including special panels, to build 13 different key bridge types, one at a time
  • Accommodates 2-3 students working in a team and appropriate for elementary classrooms in grades 3 through 5
  • STEM Concepts: bridge types, compression, tension, load, force, stress, cantilever construction, suspension technology and more
  • Packaged in a reusable plastic storage tray with a snap-on lid for quick clean-up and easy storage
  • Building with K'NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • K'NEX Education sets come with lesson plans and experiment guides written by educators that feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects.
  • All teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to U.S. national standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • K'NEX Education sets let students build replicas of real-world machines to gain an understanding of the principles that make them work.

Age 8 & Up

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