Gumball Machine Maker

Item# 814743014121
$33.27
Build your own gumball machine and learn physics with Thames & Kosmos' Gumball Machine Maker kit. Turn the handle to dispense one gumball at a time from the globe down... Read more

Build your own gumball machine and learn physics with Thames & Kosmos' Gumball Machine Maker kit. Turn the handle to dispense one gumball at a time from the globe down the track to land in a collection cup. The track segments can be moved to create an unlimited number of gumball machines. Each segment teaches a different mechanical physics lesson, exploring topics such as simple machines, force, motion, and gravity. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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Description

The Gumball Machine Maker kit from Thames & Kosmos is a fun and educational way to learn about physics while building your very own gumball machine. With just a turn of the handle, one gumball is dispensed at a time from the clear storage globe and down the track. The gumballs are collected in a cup and can be easily returned to the globe for another run, keeping things clean and sanitary.

The track segments can be moved around on the base to create different gumball machines with limitless possibilities. As the gumballs roll down the track, they perform cool stunts and tricks like a pulley lift, pendulum funnel, trampoline, variable-slope ramp, pinball launcher, and domino slide. Each segment of the track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, allowing users to explore topics like simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton's Laws, energy transfer, and more.

The Gumball Machine Maker kit encourages trial-and-error experiments, making learning fun and hands-on. Will your gumball successfully make it to the end of the track, or will you have to reengineer your gumball machine to make it work? The kit works with standard 16mm gumballs and includes a small supply of gumballs to get started. Recommended for ages 6 years and older.

Information

Subject: Science

Brand: Thames & Kosmos

Publisher Date: 06/20/2019

Author: Activit

UPC: 814743014121

Ages: 6-10