Intro to Engineering Description

Get children excited about engineering with the Intro to Engineering experiment kit!

Experiments, wonder and play are all tied together so kids won't miss out on fun while they learn.  They will learn that research is about the journey of discovery, as well as the final product.

The descriptions and explanations in this kit are as short and simple as possible.

Experiments are broken up into 5 key topics: Technical Tricks, Engineering on Land, Engineering in the Air, Engineering in the Water, Engineering at Home.

Technical Tricks
How to make small forces into big forces: Levers, pulleys and wooden spoon tricks.

Engineering on Land
All about autos: Wheels, downhill racing and rubber band motors.

Engineering in the Air
Things that fly: Parachutes, helicopters, gliders - and what flies to the moon?

Engineering in the Water
Underwater and above water: Diving bells, sail boats and paddle boats.

Engineering at Home
Telephone, magnifying glass, TV and a robot: Simple models you can build yourself.

What's Included:

  • 48-page guidebook
  • Flip-book paper sheet
  • Printed paper sheet
  • Glider paper sheet
  • Die-cut cardboard sheet
  • String
  • Clear film sheet
  • Drinking straw blue
  • Drinking straw black
  • Pipette
  • Parachute material
  • Push pin
  • Mounting stand
  • Paper clip
  • Small rubber band
  • Large rubber band
  • Paddle wheel
  • Axle
  • Anchor pin lever
  • Small frame
  • Long rod
  • 5-hole rod
  • 3-hole rod
  • Medium gear
  • Medium pulley
  • Small pulley
  • O-ring for medium pulley
  • Long axle
  • Medium axle
  • Short axle
  • Crain hook
  • String spool
  • Connection bridge
  • Anchor pin
  • Shaft plug
  • Joint pin
  • Button pin
  • Axle lock

Recommended for ages 5 to 7.

If you know someone who's interested in machines and technology, then this is an ideal Introduction to Engineering.

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Shipping & Delivery

Pop your order in before 12 Noon Mon - Fri and if everything is in stock we’ll dispatch it that day guaranteed for you. This excludes public holidays of course.

You have two options to get your entire order shipped, standard delivery for $10 or our express service for $15 (excludes bulky items as labelled)

All your selections are sent with full tracking so you keep an watch on them as they progress to your delivery address. You can easily check the progress of your entire order by clicking on the tracking link in your dispatch email.

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