Mechanics

This Bridge Engineering Design Classroom ready STEM educational kit is appropriate for Upper Primary and Secondary School to conduct hands on problem based learning by designing, building, testing, evaluating and redesigning their own truss bridges.
This Bridge Kit includes:
- 24 X 3D Printed Drinking Straw Truss Joints
- 24 X 3D Printed Paddle Pop Stick Truss Joints
- Truss Templates; Cambelback, Warren, Parket, Arch, Waddel A, Pratt, Pratt (4/8/12 Joints)
- 200 box of plastic drinking straws
- 200 box of paddle pop sticks
box of 20, 4 Gauge, 1/2 Inch Self Tappers
- 4 X Phillips Screwdrivers
- 1 X Side Cutter
- 2 X Tasmanian Oak X 40cm Lengths
- 20mm x 12mm
- 12mm x 12mm
- 9mm x 9mm
- 6mm x 6mm
The Bridge Kit Contents has three separate construction systems for quick bridge construction and analysis including 6 vinyl templates etc.The Bridge Building Kit Overview has instructions and exemplars and is a great place to get started. We have also provided the Excel data files to supplement the the Scientific Investigation exemplars. Bridge Kit Student Worksheets are also available.
This Mouse Trap Racer Classroom STEM educational kit is appropriate for Upper Primary and Secondary School. This kit includes:
- 9 Complete Mousetrap Racers
- 12 Various Length Dowel Spring Arms
- 7 Seperate Scientific Investigations
- Minimal Setup Time between Experiments
- Full Exemplars, Instructions and Student Worksheets including excel data files and graphs
The Curriculum relevance is primarily Mechanics (study of Forces) and Working Scientifically.  These student investigations are also relevant to the Technology and Mathematics Curricula.  Full exemplars, worksheets and online support materials are provided for the following investigations:
-Effect of Spring Arm Length on Displacement
-Effect of Wheel Diameter on Displacement
-Optimal Vehicle Mechanical Advantage (Pooled Data)
-Effect of Wheel Friction on Displacement
- Influence of Vehicle Mass on Displacement
-Influence of Chassis Design on Displacement

This Catapult Classroom STEM educational kit is appropriate for Upper Primary and Secondary School. This kit includes:
-4 Complete Catapults
- Tough Vinyl Target Mat
- 4 Seperate Investigations
- Quick Configuration between Experiments
- Exemplars, Instructions and Student Worksheets
The Curriculum relevance is primarily Motion and Mechanics as well as Working Scientifically. These student investigations are also relevant to the Technology and Mathematics Curricula. Full exemplars, worksheets and online support materials are provided for the following investigations:
-Effect of Launch Angle on Projectile Displacement
-Effect of Launch Power on Projecile Displacement
-Effect of Throw Arm Length on Projectile Displacment
-Optimal Catapult Configuration for Desired Projectile Displacement and Accuracy (Vinyl Target Mat Included)