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K’NEX Education STEM Solutions STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. It requires students to be active participants in the learning. Dynamic K’NEX models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Models are fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines/ structures enabling students to relate the concepts to the world they live in. Color-coded building instructions allow students of varying levels to participate and succeed. K’NEX Education Teacher guides, with inquiry-based lessons, challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. The lessons include objectives, activities, key concepts, journals and worksheets, everything you need to introduce the concepts and assess what the students have learned. All K’NEX Education Teacher guides are aligned to National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards, including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. Visit us at knexeducation.com to download sample lesson plans, table of contents and standard alignments for our entire curriculum-supported product line.

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH ELEMENTARY

Builds

Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys

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Grades: 3 – 5 Pieces: 178 Item #: 78610

Wheelbarrow

(2nd Class Lever)

Introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with levers and pulleys. Students will acquire skills using a hands-on, inquirybased approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students’ understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Extension activities that can be used to explore the concepts more deeply are also included.

Balance

INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE MACHINES

Use the students’ explanation to identify the main parts of the lever: fulcrum, effort, effort arm, resistance/load and resistance arm. Draw a diagram on the board to identify the parts of a lever.

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• S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

• Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes – Grades 3 – 5

push The lever pivots on the rim of the can. Applying effort to one end of the lever downwards results in an upward lid movement at the other end of the lever and this raises the

is The lever is a beam, bar or rod. The pivot point of the lever the called the fulcrum; the part of the lever extending from effort fulcrum to the place where effort is applied is called the the to fulcrum the from arm; the part of the lever extending load is called the resistance arm.

•B uilds 8 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time.

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example of a simple machine – the lever – to Explain to the students that they will be investigating an definition of a simple machine if the students have not understand how it can help make work easier. Provide a the Guide.) previously been introduced to the concept. (See Page 2 of known – they were perhaps used in prehistoric times Discuss how levers are probably one of the oldest machines out of pit traps. Explain that if we know mammoths get to even by people wanting to move large boulders or We even have levers in our bodies – our arms and what to look for we will find levers being used everywhere. legs function as levers.

of the can.

•M aking work easier • W = Fd (Work equals force x distance) • E ffort Arm •R esistance (Load) Arm • F ulcrum •C lasses of levers • Ideal Mechanical Advantage • Actual Mechanical Advantage • F ixed Pulley •M ovable Pulley •B lock and Tackle •M echanical Systems

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(1st Class Lever)

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE LESSON PLANS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS/ STANDARD ALIGNMENTS

Ask if anyone can explain what a lever can do. Demonstrate how a lever can make it easier to lift the lid off a can. Ask the students to carefully describe what happened when the lever was used. Ask them to think about where you exert a force on the machine (the lever) and where the machine exerts a force on the lid.

Key Concepts

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

• Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears – Grades 3 – 5 • Building Simple Machines Class Set – Grades 3 – 5 • Simple Machines Deluxe – Grades 3 – 8 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9

The key parts of a Class 1 lever Fulcrum

(One is provided on Page 3 of this Guide.) Write their Help the students develop a working definition of a lever. journals, together with the diagram showing the parts definition on the board and ask them to record it in their

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in their daily lives. They will probably suggest crowbars Ask the students to think of examples of the use of levers Ask them what they are reminded of when they look at and bottle top openers. Probe for less obvious examples. or balance.) Have available real examples, and/or the diagram they have just drawn in their journals. (See-saw in our daily lives. The following items, for example, pictures, to demonstrate the range of levers that we use a stapler, a hole-punch, a door, and a pair of should be readily available in the classroom: a pair of scissors, and a hammer. Students should record pliers, of pair a nutcracker, a demonstrate also tweezers. You could examples in their journals. share the common components of a rigid rod or Explain that there are 3 different types of levers. They all positions of the fulcrum, effort and resistance beam, fulcrum, effort and load. They differ only in the relative levers. Explain that they will investigate each of (load). They are known as 1st Class, 2nd Class and 3rd Class these different types of levers.

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Sailboat

(Block & Tackle)

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Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes

Builds

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Steering Wheel (Wheel & Axle)

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Key Concepts

Grades: 3 – 5 Pieces: 221 Item #: 78620

•M aking work easier • W = Fd (Work equals force x distance) • E ffort Arm •R esistance (Load) Arm • F ulcrum • Ideal Mechanical Advantage • Actual Mechanical Advantage •M echanical Systems • E nergy Transfer • Measurement, data organization and analysis

Introduces students to the scientific concepts associated with Wheels & Axles, and Inclined Planes. Students build, investigate, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students’ understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences.

Short Ramp

(Inclined Plane)

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE LESSON PLANS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS/ STANDARD ALIGNMENTS

Hand Drill (Screw)

Ramps in the sidewalk for wheelchairs; ramps to load heavy objects onto trucks; ramps between levels in a mall or sports stadium.

ramps and possibly a ramp at a loading dock. The school building should provide examples of wheelchair note the steepness of the ramp; suggest reasons If possible, take the children to investigate them. They should that, whether they step up onto the curb why the ramp was used in that particular location; and understand arrived at the same place. Ramps simply make it (or steps), or use the ramp, they have moved vertically and easier to get to that place.

investigate how inclined planes are used. (For example: Encourage the students to use the library or Internet to ssorbeaker.com/plane_fact.html) Macaulay, D. The Way Things Work. Or visit http://www.profe

Building Activity

•B uilds 7 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE MACHINES

Ask the students to think about places where they have seen inclined planes (ramps) used to move a person or an object to a higher position.

Set Details

Distribute the K’NEX Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes

building set to each group.

booklet and construct the models of the Ask them to turn to Pages 9, 10 & 11 of the building instructions should build the Steep Ramp and the other, the STEEP RAMP and the LONG RAMP. One team member Long Ramp. section of the ramp over the yellow connectors, Building Tip for Step 7 for the LONG RAMP: Slide the first section of ramp. Finally slide the second section of THEN slip in the white joining plate to the end of the first joining plate. Slide it over the joining plate to close ramp over the yellow connectors until it meets the white the gap and complete the entire length of ramp.

• Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys – Grades 3 – 5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears – Grades 3 – 5 • Building Simple Machines Class Set – Grades 3 - 5 • Simple Machines Deluxe – Grades 3 – 8 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9

the bottom end of the black plastic ramp touches NOTE: Make sure that both models are constructed so that through the same vertical distance and to ensure the desktop. Both ramps are designed to move an object this, correct positioning on the support structure is essential.

make work easier? Inquiry Activity: How does the inclined plane help

Long Ramps by pulling different objects up them. Explain that they will be investigating the K’NEX Steep and (ramp) is to make work easier by reducing the Remind the students that the purpose of the inclined plane amount of force needed to move an object. of (a) Measure the heights of the two ramps and the lengths (b) Draw diagrams in your journals to represent the ramps and record your measurements on them.

their sloping sides. What do you notice?

ramps Students should notice that the vertical height of the two is the same, but the length of the sloping side of one is longer than that of the other.

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object,) and a 4-6 inch (10-15 cms.) length of (a) Give each group 3 rolls of pennies (or another weighted bands, make sure the students understand that heavy rubber band. (NOTE: Before distributing the rubber control; they need to be very careful. See Safety over-extending them can result in a snap back or loss of Information at the beginning of the Guide.) there is a length for you to hold. One member of (b) Tie the rubber band to the weight, making sure that the weight vertically so that it is level with the group should hold this end of the rubber band and lift the top of the ramps. Notice how it feels to lift the weight.

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Builds

Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears

(Geared Chain Drive)

Grades: 3 – 5 Pieces: 198 Item #: 78630

Models

Key Concepts

Introduces students to the scientific concepts associated with gears. Working cooperatively, students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action. The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources needed to build students’ understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. Extension activities to explore the concepts more deeply are also included.

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•M aking work easier • W = Fd (Work equals force x distance) • Ideal Mechanical Advantage • Actual Mechanical Advantage •G ear Ratios • S pur Gears

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE LESSON PLANS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS/ STANDARD ALIGNMENTS

•C rown Gears •M echanical Systems • E nergy Transfer •C hain Driven Systems

Set Details •B uilds 7 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included.

Chainsaw (Spur Gear & Geared Chain Drive)

• Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

Crank Fan (Spur Gear)

Also See: • Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys – Grades 3 – 5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes – Grades 3 – 5 BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

• Building Simple Machines Class Set – Grades 3 - 5 • Simple Machines Deluxe – Grades 3–8 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9

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Eggbeater (Crown Gears)

TEACHER’S GUIDE CD INCLUDED

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Builds

Building Simple Machines Class Set

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Models

Grades: 3 – 5 Pieces: 2199 Item #: 79008

Key Concepts

This classroom set will allow you to Introduce your students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines; levers and pulleys, wheel & axle, inclined planes, gears, wedge and screw. Students will acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to information and concepts. Working cooperatively, students are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action.

Steep Ramp (Inclined Plane)

• L evers, pulleys, wheel & axle, inclined planes, gears, wedge and screw. • Making work easier • W=Fd (works equals force x distance) • Mechanical Advantage • Energy Transfer • Mechanical Systems

Set Details

Balance (1st Class Lever)

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•B uilds 15 fully-functioning simple machine models, up to 8 at a time for full class instruction. • S upports 16 – 24 students working in teams •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

Also See: • Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys – Grades 3 - 5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes Grades 3-5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears - Grades 3-5 • Simple Machines Deluxe – Grades 3-8 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 - 9

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Simple Machines Deluxe

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Grades: 3 – 9 Pieces: 3447 Item #: 79520

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Exciting STEM Set! The K’NEX® Education Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines – Levers, Pulleys, Wheel & Axles, Inclined Planes, including Wedge and Screw, and Gears – as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate scientific principles in action.

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The teacher’s guide provides an overview of the concepts associated with the different simple machines, identifies student objectives for each investigation and includes a glossary of key terms and definitions. Student Activity and Reference Sheets include definitions, real-world examples and challenge activities for your students.

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• L evers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedge, screw, wheel & axle, and gears • E nergy Transfer • W=Fd (computation of work input and work output) • E ffort and Resistance Forces •C lasses of levers •M echanical Advantage • E xperimental Design • Technological Design Process • S cience and Technology in Society •M otion and Forces • S ystems

Set Details •B uilds 60 simple machine models!

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE LESSON PLANS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS/ STANDARD ALIGNMENTS

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Introduction to Structures: Bridges

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Grades: 3 – 6 Pieces: 207 Item #: 78640

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Set includes 207 K’NEX® parts – enough to build 13 fullyfunctioning replicas of the seven key bridge types! Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team, in grades 3 – 5. Building instructions and teacher’s guide aligned to national education standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tray with snap-on lid. The Teacher’s Guide provides the information and resources required to build your students’ understanding of scientific, technical and design concepts and to channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences.

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• Tension • L oad (Dead and Live) • F orce • S tress

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE LESSON PLANS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS/ STANDARD ALIGNMENTS

•C antilever Construction • S uspension Technology • K eystone • Abutments and Anchorages

Set Details •B uilds 13 fully-functioning replicas of real-world structures, one at a time.

Suspension

• S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and teacher’s guide included • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

Baltimore Truss

Also See: • Real Bridge Building – Grades 5 – 9

TEACHER’S GUIDE Inquiry Activities NOTE to the Teacher:

MATERIALS and SHAPES are provided in the Information and suggested classroom activities for FORCES, focusing on bridge LOADS can be found in the lesson Key Concepts section on Pages 5-17 of this Guide. An activity Guide. entitled, “Are All Bridges the Same?” on Page 25-28 of this a ‘Forces Lab’ that demonstrates the effects of The www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/ web site provides MATERIALS, SHAPES and LOADS. It uses simple, clear FORCES on different shapes, as well as addressing building and your students explore the resources offered at this site. graphics and animations. We highly recommend that you

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BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

the ways in which different shapes respond to different forces the loads that structures are required to bear

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that engineers must consider as they develop their designs. Explain to the class that they will explore some of the factors the factors identified below. If they were not If they appeared as responses in the earlier discussion, highlight 1. from the children and add them to the list/map: mentioned earlier, use questioning techniques to elicit them FORCES acting on the structure MATERIALS used for the structure SHAPES used in the structure

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LOADS to be carried by the structure to the activities described in the Quick Guide To introduce your students to these concepts please refer for these activities are listed above on Page 22. The section on Page 5-11 of this Guide. Resource materials activities you may want them to undertake could include: rubber or visiting the Forces Lab at Demonstrating the effects of forces using a piece of foam www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/ of materials can be changed, using sheets of Activities demonstrating the ways in which the properties paper. 11” x 8.5” Rods and Connectors. Investigating the strength of various shapes using K’NEX to investigate ways to strengthen Using the Forces Lab at www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/ shapes used in structures.

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INTRO TO STRUCTURES

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Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 2282 Item #: 78680

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The Real Bridge Building set is designed to assist students in their study of the history, function, structural design, geometry and strength of bridges. They will also investigate concepts related to the physical properties of materials and their application in the placement, design, and construction of bridges.

Key Concepts •D esign Process •C ompression – Tension – Stress – Strain – Elastic Limit • L oad (Dead and Live) • F orce • S tress/Strain Curves

The Teacher’s Guide offers a wide choice of activities and extensive background information provided to assist the teacher as they present the materials and answer student questions. Each lesson includes background Information, Student Objectives, Student Inquiry Sheets, Glossary of Key Terms, Journaling Opportunities, and Skill Builder Activities.

• Young’s Modulus •C antilever Construction • S uspension Technology •M aterials Applications •M aterials Limitations

Set Details •B uilds 7, five to six foot long K’NEX® Bridge models, two at a time. • S upport 6 – 8 students working in teams.

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Golden Gate (Suspension)

Also See: • Introduction to Simple Structures: Bridges – Grades 3 – 6

5’ 16” Sydney Harbour (Arch)

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Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 583 Item #: 78976 Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K’NEX® Education Renewable Energy Set! Designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students’ understanding of renewable energy sources.

Key Concepts

Using K’NEX® and the lessons provided in the teacher guide enables you to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquirybased approach to learning. As students work cooperatively they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs.

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Models

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Solar Powered Crank Man

•R enewable Energy •R educing Greenhouse Gas Emission • S olar, Wind and Hydro Power • E nergy; Radiant, Mechanical, Electrical • E nergy Storage •R educing Dependence on Foreign Energy • E lectrical Energy Generation •C onservation of Energy •H ydroelectric Energy Generation • K inetic and Potential Energy • E nergy Efficient Technologies • Innovation and Invention •G reen Energy/Clean Energy •M echanical and Electrical Systems • F orce, Motion, Work and Power •N ewton’s Laws

Set Details •B uilds 9 renewable energy models, three at a time. • S upports 6 – 12 students working in teams. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

Also See: • Forces, Energy & Motion – Grades 5 – 9 • Energy, Motion & Aeronautics – Grades 5 – 9 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9 • Amusement Park Experience – Grades 5 – 9 • Investigating Solar Energy – Grades 5 – 9 • Exploring Wind & Water Energy – Grades 5 – 9

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Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 128 Item #: 77075

Key Concepts

This small group version of the Renewable Energy set allows students to harness the energy of the sun and convert it into electricity to power K’NEX models.

• S olar Power • E nergy Storage • Innovation and Invention • E nergy Efficient Technologies

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•B uilds 3 Solar powered models, one model at a time. • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. • S olar panel, motor and cord included. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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This small group version of the Renewable Energy set allows students to experiment with wind and water power. Students will investigate the science behind these energy sources and the technologies that help to make them useful.

Key Concepts • Wind and Hydro Power • E nergy Storage •H ydroelectric Energy Generation • Innovation and Invention • E nergy Efficient Technologies

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•B uilds 7 Wind and Water powered models, one model at a time. • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Off to the races with K’NEX® Education! The K’NEX® Education Forces, Energy & Motion set has been designed for students to investigate a variety of concepts related to forces, energy, and motion. These concepts are fashioned around rigorous STEM content and national standards in science, technology, engineering and math.

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• S tudent Designed Experiments • E nergy Transfer • P otential Energy • K inetic Energy •N ewton’s Laws • Velocity and Acceleration •G raphing •M echanical Systems •M otions and Forces • The Mathematics of Motion • Abilities of Technological Design •D esign Challenges • Applied Simple Machine Technology • S ystems, order, and organization

Wind Racer

As students engage in the activities, they will be learning, practicing, and applying integrated process skills. Students will be expected to craft fair test procedures, create meaningful data displays, make reasonable and data supported reports, and analyze their collected data in light of the problem at hand.

Set Details •B uilds 11 vehicles, up to four at a time. • S upports 12 – 16 students working in teams. •B attery, Spring and Fly-wheel motors, building instructions comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Force & Newton’s Laws Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 115 Item #: 77052 This small group version of the Forces, Energy and Motion set challenges students as they investigate forces, energy, and motion concepts with vehicles powered by battery, spring and flywheel motors, rubber band and wind power.

• Force & Newton’s Laws – Grades 5 - 9 • Renewable Energy – Grades 5 - 9 • Energy, Motion & Aeronautics – Grades 5 - 9 • Exploring Machines – Grades 5 - 9 • Amusement Park Experience – Grades 5 – 9

Key Concepts • Potential and Kinetic Energy • Speed/Velocity • Inertia • F riction and motion • F orce

Set Details • Builds 11 vehicles, one vehicle at a time • Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team. • Battery, spring and flywheel motors included. • Building instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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The Teacher’s guide includes Student Inquiry Sheets and Worksheets for the models highlighted. Student Worksheets ask questions about the machine being investigated and present challenges to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved. BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

Carousel (Crown Gear System)

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• L evers and pulleys • Technological Design Process • Inclined planes •M otion and Forces • Wedge, screw, wheel & axle • S ystems •G ears • W=Fd (computation of work input and work output) • E nergy Transfer • E ffort and Resistance Forces •C lasses of levers •M echanical Advantage • E xperimental Design • S cience & Technology in Society

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The Exploring Machines set is designed to expand upon middle school students’ knowledge of simple machines concepts. Students investigate, explore and experiment with the K’NEX® simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information.

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Elevator (Fixed & Movable Pulley)

•B uilds 30 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, up to four at a time! • S upports 8-12 students working in teams. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Paddle Boat (Wheel & Axle)

Simple and Complex Machines Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 115 Item #: 77053 This small group version of the Exploring Machines set is designed to increase student’s understanding of simple machines and how they make works easier by investigating, exploring and experimenting with fully functioning K’NEX® simple machine models.

• Introduction to Simple Machines: Levers & Pulleys – Grades 3 – 5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Wheels & Axles and Inclined Planes – Grades 3 – 5 • Introduction to Simple Machines: Gears – Grades 3 – 5 • Building Simple Machines Class Set – Grades 3 - 6 • Simple Machines Deluxe – Grades 3 – 9

Key Concepts • Effort & Resistance • Mechanical Advantage • W=Fd • Six Types of Simple Machines • F orce

Set Details •B uilds 16 simple machine models, one model at a time • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Energy, Motion & Aeronautics

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The K’NEX Education Energy, Motion & Aeronautics allows students to investigate a variety of concepts related to Newton’s Laws and aeronautics. These concepts include aeronautics as it applies to force and motion as well as the effects on individuals who work and live in space. The teacher’s guide follows a modified version of the 5E instructional model – Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. Students will use the Scientific Inquiry and the Engineering Design Processes extensively throughout the lessons as they explore, create, invent, and innovate. Lessons include worksheets, key terms, design briefs, design challenges, research and design logs, and rubrics.

Key Concepts • P roblem Solving and Experimentation •D ata collection, graphing and analysis Forces, Energy and Motion

Parachute

•N ewton’s Laws Ratios and Proportions • The Design Process/Engineering Design Measurement • S ystems and Organization Models and Prototypes • Testing, Evaluating and Modifying

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Centrifuge

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•B uilds 9 K’NEX Models, up to three at a time! • S upports 6 – 9 students working in teams. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.

Also See: • Renewable Energy – Grades 5 – 9 • Forces, Energy & Motion – Grades 5 – 9

Process Engagement

Dragster.

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research and of Newton’s Second Law of Motion through 1. Students will develop an understanding Powered Dragster model. experiments using the K’NEX Rubber Band Response Newton’s Second Law of Motion Student a. Students will complete the Understanding in the presented the information and vocabulary Sheet to demonstrate an understanding of own research. Engagement section of this lesson and their instructions Band Powered Dragster using the building b. Students will construct the K’NEX Rubber the on the impact of various design changes provided. They will use the model to explore findings on the Vehicle Performance Evaluation performance of their vehicle and report their of require that each team be given fresh sets Student Response Sheet. This activity will on. experimentati previously un-stretched rubber bands for of the as a group prior to leading a class discussion c. Have the students discuss their findings they have learned during this lesson during findings. Encourage students to use the vocabulary the class discussion.

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other available with the students using their textbooks or 1. Review Newton’s three Laws of Motion resources. Powered Law of Motion using the K’NEX Rubber Band 2. Introduce and demonstrate Newton’s Second

• Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9 • Amusement Park Experience – Grades 5 – 9

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omplete lterations to their K’NEX Dragster as they c • Students will be required to make specified a and Response Sheets (i.e., number of rubber bands the Vehicle Performance Evaluation Student other changes they feel will improve performance; changes in mass). Some students may suggest Performance make those changes outlined on the Vehicle however they should be instructed to only Evaluations Student Response Sheet. ential for ring this activity as rubber bands have pot • Students should wear protective eyewear du breakage.

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Discuss the Design Brief and the a Newton’s Dragster Challenge Design Brief.

2. Students will complete criteria for the challenge with students. Review Newton’s Dragster Challenge Design Brief. a. Introduce the Student Response Sheet entitled the Design Brief in detail with the students. Explain that they will use the Design Process b. Introduce the Design Process Guide to students. on the Newton’s Dragster Challenge. Guide to direct their activities while working of the Newton’s Dragster Challenge by completing c. Students will demonstrate their understanding clearly Review each team’s responses to ensure they the first page of the Design Process Guide. before allowing the team to continue. understand the challenge and the criteria Log sheet Design and Research Daily a complete d. Have students

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Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 2264 Item #: 78990

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The K’NEX® Education Amusement Park Experience Set provides an opportunity to combine real-world applications with STEM concepts in a middle school classroom environment. Students will be engaged and energized as they experience the interrelationships and further their knowledge and understanding of the science, technology, engineering and math concepts associated with amusement park rides. The Teacher’s Guide offers a teaching approach that challenges students to take an active role in constructing their own knowledge by engaging in hands-on, inquiry-based learning, and by interacting and collaborating with other students while discussing ideas and concepts, informs the activities associated with the Amusement Park set.

•R elationship between Speed, Distance, and Time • Applied Mathematics •R elationship between Mass and Speed • Variables in an experiment •M ass, Motion, and Energy Loss • Transfer of energy • S lope as a rate of change •D isplacement • P eriod of a Pendulum System • P rediction of Patterns

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•U nderstanding Patterns, relations, and functions •M echanical Systems • F ormulate questions •G ather, analyze, and interpret data •M athematics as an investigative tool

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Half Pipe

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

•B uilds 13 Amusement Park Rides, including 2 Roller Coasters! Builds up to 2 models at a time.

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• S upport 6 – 8 students working as teams. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards..

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• Exploring Machines – Grades 5 – 9

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An excellent introduction to control systems that challenges students to build, control and explore a series of five K’NEX models. The Control Box enables students to control the models using motors, LEDs, and a buzzer to replicate real world machines, structures and amusement park rides. The Discover Control Software recreates the control experience for students; right on their computer screens, using a simple flowchart based programming language.

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The Teacher’s Guide outlines a series of comprehensive lessons that introduce students to computer control technology, writing programs to operate models, and rigorous content in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Science process skills, the engineering design process, the core concepts of technology, science inquiry, and the role of invention and innovation in technology are emphasized throughout the lessons.

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Grades: 2 – 4 Pieces: 336 Item #: 79014

• L inear thinking and programming • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving •U se logical and sequential thinking to design programs • Forces & Motion

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•D esign and alter machine operations to meet stated needs • Systems and Organization •D esign Process/Engineering Design Process • Troubleshooting • Patterns and Representations • Order objects and extend patterns

Spinning Carpet Ride

• Optimization •C ommunicate Mathematical thinking

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

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Set Details • Builds 5 fully-functioning replicas of realworld machines, one at a time. • Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team. • Discover Control box and software, 2 motors, 2 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, building instructions and teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. • Compatible with interactive whiteboards.

Learning Tasks:

• PC Compatible.

and the K’NEX Swing Ride using both the Swing Ride SCE on the computer

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c. Repeat your program several times. (Science, Technology, and Mathematics)

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include all of the programs you write. Keep daily notes in your STEM Journal and into different locations output devices may need to be plugged (Teacher Note: Remind students that the on the Control Box for Challenge Activities.) in your STEM Journal. calculations all c. Show Box so: 1. ** Write a single program for the Control tal d. Be prepared to explain your experimen a. The LED shines red when the ride is strategy and to demonstrate how you moving clockwise. arrived at your answer. b. The LED shines green when the ride is (Note: You may place a masking tape flag moving counterclockwise. on one seat of the ride to make counting easier.) (Science and Mathematics) c. Allow the Control Box to repeat your program several times. the ride for several minutes as you Operate * 4. a (Hint: you may need to plug the LED into the motion of the seats. Start and stop observe different location on the Control Box and the ride several times: remove the buzzer.) a. What do you observe about the seats when (Science and Technology) the ride speeds up? the 2. * Determine the speed of the K’NEX Swing b. What do you observe about the seats as Ride in revolutions per minute (rpm). In other ride moves at a constant speed? in words, how many times does the ride spin do you observe about the seats when What c. minute? one the ride slows? (Science and Mathematics) what d. Provide one or more explanations for Swing 3. ** Find the average speed of the K’NEX you observed. a Ride in revolutions per minute (rpm) for (Science, Technology, Engineering and trials. one-minute (4), four of total Mathematics) a. Collect the data and design a data chart to display the data. data. of sets (4) four the of average the b. Find

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SWING RIDE

Complete these learning tasks model and Control Box. SCE on the these learning tasks using the Swing Ride (Teacher Note: Encourage students to complete Box to operate the K’NEX model.) computer before they program the Control Ride complete the tasks below. Write programs to make the K’NEX Swing to add 3. * * Write a program for the Control Box to make of 1. * Write a program for the Control Box the LED and Buzzer to improve the safety the Swing Ride change direction three times. the ride for the riders and observers. Your Allow the Control Box to repeat your program operate. will ride the how team may decide several times. your Allow the Control Box to repeat (Science and Technology) program several times. to make (Science, Technology, and Engineering) 2. * Write a program for the Control Box

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Using the K’NEX Computer Control set, students will assume the role of teams of designers working for an Engineering Design firm. Over the course of the lessons students take on five major projects. The projects each include construction, design, redesign, programming, linear programming challenges, branched logic and programming challenges as well as determining the individual and combined costs of the projects, This is truly an integrated approach to STEM education in the classroom. This Teacher’s Guide outlines a series of 5 comprehensive lessons that introduce students to computer control technology, writing programs to operate models, and rigorous content in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The objectives for each lesson highlight what students will learn and the processes they will use to meet those objectives. Science process skills, the engineering design process, the core concepts of technology, science inquiry, and the role of invention and innovation in technology are emphasized throughout the lessons.

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Grades: 4 – 6 Pieces: 699 Item #: 79018

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•D esign and alter machine operations to meet stated needs • F orces, Energy & Motion •D esign Process/Engineering Design Process •C ommunicate Mathematical thinking • S equential thinking and patterns • Invention and Innovation • Troubleshooting and Optimization • Testing, evaluating and modifying

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Set Details • Builds 5 fully-functioning replicas of realworld machines, one at a time. • Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team.

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Super Spinner Ride

• K’NEX Interface and Computer Control Software, 2 motors, 3 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, 2 Push Button Switches, 2 Reed Switch, 4 Magnets, building instructions and a teacher’s guide included. • Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. • Compatible with interactive whiteboards. • PC Compatible.

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the K’NEX the K’NEX Oscillating Fan SCE on the computer, Complete these learning tasks using both Fan SCE model, and the K’NEX Interface. these learning tasks using the K’NEX Oscillating (Teacher Note: Encourage students to complete Interface.) the model with the K’NEX Computer Control before they program the computer to operate and keep people room a cool to ly automatical operate it will Program the Oscillating Fan model so that comfortable. 3. * Edit the program so the LED shines green 1. * Write a program that makes the model while the fan is spinning. oscillate (slow the oscillation motor to 20% (Science and Technology) power) as the blades spin when the push button is pressed. (Science and Technology) the push 2. * Edit the program to stop the fan when loop button is pressed a second time. Include a on in the program so that the fan can be turned and off over and over again. (Science and Technology)

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location of some listed below, you may have to change the As you move through the Challenge Activities process is to the K’NEX Interface. Part of the learning of the components or add additional components make those changes. understanding when, where and how to 3. ** Determine the average number of times fans to related research 1. * Complete some the blades turn in one minute. Express this before continuing with the project. Use the number as a speed with proper units. Run following questions to guide your research four trials as you collect your data. Present and report all of your findings in your STEM your data in a table and calculate the Journal. average speed of the fan blades. a. What is the purpose of a fan? (Science and Mathematics) fan? a of they parts b. What are the different 4. ** Redesign the blades to move air as spin. Cover the blades of the fan using c. What are some of the different types of paper and tape. Run the fan to see if you fans? can feel air moving in front of the blades d. Why do you feel cool when a fan blows or behind the blades. If not, redesign the air over your skin? blades so that a breeze is produced in front to (Teacher Note: Student performance on of the blades as the fan runs. Experiment a this Challenge Activity will be partially see if further design changes will produce dependent on the grade and ability stronger breeze. level of your students. Assess students Engineering) Technology, (Science, accordingly.) (Science, Technology, and and model the 5. ** Change the gear ratio of Engineering) report the effect on the operation of the 2. * Determine the speed of the K’NEX Oscillating fan. Determine the gear ratio of the gear Fan’s blades in revolutions per minute (rpm). system on the fan. Switch the red and blue the do times many how In other words, gears on the model. Does the fan operate blades spin in one minute? differently when you run it after the blades s) (Science and Mathematic have been changed? Describe the difference in operation. Determine the speed of the blades with the new gear configuration (four trials and a computed average). Is the fan now geared up or geared down? Support your answer with data from the experiment

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Using the K’NEX Computer Control Software, the Computer Control Interface, input/output devices, motors, and K’NEX Rods & Connectors, students will experience problem solving in design and automation using programming, construction techniques, and devices to help them understand how to program and operate computer controlled devices. The teacher’s guide and lessons help to guide students as they learn modeling and apply integrated process skills. Following the basic process of scientific inquiry and engineering design, students are given a specific problem, ask questions and conduct research using fair and consistent testing procedures, chart and analyze their data, refine solutions through feedback from their designs, and communicate their results.

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Crane

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•D esign and alter machine operations to meet stated needs • F orces, Energy & Motion •D esign Process/Engineering Design Process •C ommunicate Mathematical thinking • S equential thinking and patterns • Invention and Innovation • Troubleshooting and Optimization • Testing, evaluating and modifying

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Set Details •B uilds 9 fully-functioning replicas of realworld machines, one at a time.

Toll Gate

• S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. • K ’NEX Interface and Computer Control Software, 2 motors, 3 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, 2 Push Button Switches, 2 Reed Switch, 4 Magnets, building instructions and a teacher’s guide included. SOFTWARE CD INCLUDED

• Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards. •C ompatible with interactive whiteboards.

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Roller Coaster Physics

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Grades: 10 – 12 Pieces: 2039 Item #: 78880

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This set is designed to help students as they design and conduct scientific investigations, identify variables of the problem and select appropriate independent and dependent variables for investigations. They will determine the steps necessary to control a variable, observe and record the response, and interpret the results. They will measure, record, and analyze the data for patterns, construct scatter plots or histograms as a graphic representation of the data, and mathematically interpret those graphs.

Key Concepts •M easurement in 3-D (Trigonometry) • Time-of Flight •U niform Acceleration •D esigning Experiments • E lastic Collisions in 2-Dimensions • P rojectile Motion •C entripetal Force and Acceleration •C entripetal Force in a Vertical Direction

The Teacher’s Guide offers nine lab exercises that outline ways to use the models to study physics, and in particular mechanics. The studies adopt a hands-on, student-inquiry based approach.

• Weightiness and Weightlessness • The Physics of the Clothoid Loop •C ollecting, Charting, and reporting experimental results

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•B uilds 11 roller coasters, inclined planes, and loop systems. Builds up to two lab stations at a time. • S upports 6 – 8 students working in teams.

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DNA, Replication & Transcription

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Grades: 5 – 12 Pieces: 521 Item #: 78780

Models

Helix on stand

The set is designed to aid in teaching the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) and RNA (ribonucleic acids).

Key Concepts •M olecular basis of heredity •C hemistry of DNA

The Teacher’s Guide provides lessons designed to take students through three instructional modules:

•D NA Structure

I. DNA Structure

• E nzymatic Control of DNA Processes

II. Replication & Transcription

• S emi conservative Replication of DNA

III. Coding, Translation, and Mutations

• Transcription and mRNA Production

Excellent demonstration tool at the elementary school level. The curriculum is aligned to National Science Education standards for grades 5 – 12.

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• The Double Helix

• Translation of the DNA Code •D eletion, Substitution, and Insertion Mutations •N uclear and Cytoplasmic Processes of DNA

Set Details •B uilds 19 DNA and mRNA models, up to two at a time! • S upports 2 – 3 students working as a team. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included.

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Elementary Math & Geometry

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Grades: 1 – 3 Pieces: 142 Item #: 78720 The Elementary Math & Geometry set allows students to build, investigate and explore geometry concepts, vocabulary, and structures in a 2-D and 3-D world. The students live in a 3-D world, so it makes sense for them to connect with geometry on a 3-D level. K’NEX allows them do just that! The teacher’s guide, designed as a resource, provides a glossary of key terms and definitions and includes Vocabulary Card masters to support instruction and understanding. The activities are standards based and designed around best practices in mathematics instruction. They build upon one another as they lead students towards a greater understanding of mathematics and geometric concepts.

Key Concepts • L ine, Segment and Ray • 2 -D Geometry

Fractions/Percents

• 3 -D Geometry • P atterns • F ractions • S ymmetry •G eometry Vocabulary • Transformations • S patial Reasoning Research has shown that the use of manipulatives to develop mathematics concepts has many benefits. It allows students to improve their conceptual understanding, achievement and problem solving skills; it encourages student reflections on retaining the information; it promotes a positive attitude toward mathematics; and it develops more selfconfidence in students.

Rectangular Prism

Square Pyramid

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Quadrilateral

•B uilds 38 K’NEX Math models, one at a time.

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cards at this 4. You may want to introduce the vocabulary this is an time, along with the journal. Alternatively, because for another time. introductory lesson, you may want to save these

Introduction

have collectively 5. Review the shapes that the students may can be made constructed and identified. The following shapes rectangle, from the Connectors and Rods: triangle, square, , pentagon, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, quadrilateral hexagon, and octagon.

Teacher’s Notes: There may be different sizes of many of the same figures represented in the children’s drawings. These drawings can be used at a later time when you classify figures and when you discuss congruence and similarity.

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line

shapes can start to 3. Once the shapes are recorded, the students for the identify them. They may draw on their past experience some of the names, but be prepared to help students identify will then label shapes they have constructed. The students

• S upport 3 – 4 students working as a team.

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•B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Teacher’s guide aligned to National standards and Common Core Mathematics.

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Intermediate Math & Geometry

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Grades: 4 – 6 Pieces: 920 Item #: 79028A

Models

The Intermediate Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the upper elementary school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students’ understanding of important concepts and algorithms.

Key Concepts • 2 -D Geometry

Concave Pentagon

K’NEX® Rods and Connectors and the included teacher’s guide allow you to easily and effectively offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Students work cooperatively and are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate mathematical concepts, ideas and models.

• 3 -D Geometry •C ongruence • S imilarity • S equencing and Patterning • Transformations • S ymmetry • Translations •R otational Symmetry in 3-D

Hexagonal Prism

•R eflections •M oney

Octahedron

•R otations • E stimation • P erimeter Research has shown that the use of manipulatives to develop mathematics concepts has many benefits. It allows students to improve their conceptual understanding, achievement and problem solving skills; it encourages student reflections on retaining the information; it promotes a positive attitude toward mathematics; and it develops more selfconfidence in students.

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Equilateral Triangle

Area Concepts: Polygons

LESSON 9

B – Development (including discussion points and feedback):

1. Instruct students to place all the rectangles that their group has constructed on a single sheet of chart paper. of 2. Ask students to work as a group to transfer all their polygons to the paper using pencils or crayons and rulers. Students should use a blue crayon/pencil to draw the blue rods and a red crayon/pencil to

draw the red rods. CAUTION FOR STUDENTS: Complete the drawing of each polygon before moving on to the next. It is very easy to make drawing errors when facing a sheet of 20 or 30 vertices [points] and not being able to remember which ones go with which rectangle. 3. Instruct students to discuss the area of each model and to use a pencil or possibly a blue square model to determine the area of the rectangles they have created. List the number of blue squares in each model to the side of the shape. 4. Use a round-robin-response format and ask groups to hold up one of their polygons and to describe

its area orally. TEACHER NOTES: Reinforce students’ oral information by sketching each figure and writing the student’s response on the chalk board or white board. of 5. Ask the other groups to verify their understanding the information provided by each group. 6. Continue taking responses from the various groups providing are students that dent confi until you are informed responses that demonstrate both an understanding of area and a proper description of area values expressed in blue squares. 7. When students seem comfortable with this activity, provide them with the area of a rectangle and see if they are able to build a rectangle to match the given area. This requires that students transfer what they have learned and practiced to a new learning situation. The ability to successfully complete these activities will provide very useful diagnostic data that you can use to determine the level of your students’ understanding. you 8. Here are suggested areas (with answers) that can provide to the students when you ask them to make a model that matches the given information.

Possible Questions and Answers: • Area = 4 blue squares (multiple answers) - 1 red square - 1 rectangle with two b sides and two sides of 2r • Area = 6 blue squares - 1 rectangle with two sides of r and two sides of r + b

Pentagonal Prism

- 1 rectangle with two sides of b and two sides of 3r • Area = 8 blue squares - 1 rectangle with two sides of r and two sides of 2r - 1 rectangle with two sides of b and two sides of 4 r Let your imagination and the skill level of your students determine any other appropriate area challenges to use. for 9. Provide area challenges of irregular polygons students to solve. • Find the area of the L - shaped polygon in blue Booklet): Instructions squares (on page 13 of the 2 - Solution: A = 3b • Find the area of the L - shaped polygon in blue squares (on page 14 of the Instructions Booklet):

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- Solution: A = 5w Ask each group to make models of three different figures that have an area of 9 blue squares. These figures may be either rectangles or irregular polygons. Instruct students to transfer the models to paper and show the area for each by drawing in the 9 blue squares using a blue crayon or blue pencil. 2

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TEACHER NOTES: Based on the abilities that your students demonstrate, you may use all of the challenges above or you may select individual challenges for your students. You may also choose to use some of these challenges for performance assessment questions on a quiz or test. 10. Ask students to construct the model of the concave hexagon on page 13 of the Instructions Booklet. a Challenge the students to see if they can discover way that they can find the area of that shape in blue squares. Provide ample time for them to explore and move about the groups to provide encouragement. • If students experience difﬁculty with the challenge, ask them if there are any rods in the shape that they can replace with blue rods. - Yes! The red rods can be replaced by 2 blue rods with a connector in between. • Also, is it possible to place blue rods in the shape to break it down into smaller units? - Yes, 2 blue rods and 1 connector can be used to connect the green connectors that form two of the vertices. • A bit more experimentation should help students to see that they can fill the shape in with either: - 8 triangles that are ½ blue squares each

•B uilds 95 K’NEX Math and Geometry models. Builds up to four models simultaneously. • S upport 8 – 16 students working as teams.

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- Solution: A = 4b • Find the area of the cross-shaped polygon in white squares (on page 13 of the Instructions Booklet):

Set Details

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Also See: • Elementary Math: Geometry – Grades 1 – 3 • Middle School Math – Grades 5 – 9

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Middle School Math

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115

Grades: 5 – 9 Pieces: 1245 Item #: 79025

Models

The K’NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the middle school classroom and to provide instructional models that will enhance students’ understanding of important concepts and algorithms.

Key Concepts •C ongruence and Similarity • P olyhedra and Euler’s Formula

Volume Challenge

• P ascal’s Triangle • S urface Area and Volume

With direction provided by the teacher’s guide and the materials provided in this set you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an inquirybased approach to learning. The guide also includes additional information that teachers will find to be invaluable as they seek to motivate students to explore, experience and learn mathematics.

• F ractions and Integers • P olynomials • L inear Patterns and Equations • S ierpinski Triangles

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Fractions/Percents

•B uilds 115 Math & Geometry models using K’NEX®! Builds up to four models simultaneously. • S upports 8 – 16 students working in teams. •B uilding instructions and comprehensive teacher’s guide included. • Teacher’s guide aligned to National Standards and Common Core Mathematics included.

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*KID K’NEX® Organisms and Lifecycles

18

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Mouse

Grades: Pre-K to 2 Grade Pieces: 198 Item #: 79580 nd

• Perfect for young builders. Set includes 8 two-sided 1:1 correspondence building cards • Includes 198 KID K’NEX Rods and Connectors and fins, tentacles, beaks and eyes. • Supports 14+ students building simultaneously. • The perfect addition to support science, nature, life cycle, or creature curricular needs.

Ant

Dragonfly

Flower

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Grades: Pre-K to 2nd Grade Pieces: 229 Item #: 78830 • Encourage students to build and learn with KID K’NEX. Models are easily assembled and stay together during play. • Includes 229 KID K’NEX Rods, Connectors and Wheels plus building cards. • Build 13 models, up to 9 simultaneously.

Helicopter

• The perfect addition to support a unit on transportation.

Sailboat

1:1 CORRESPONDENCE CARDS

Dune Buggy

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Butterfly

Models

Grades: Pre-K to 2 Grade Pieces: 267 Item #: 78690A nd

• P erfect well-rounded building and playing experience for kids ages 3+ • Includes 267 KID K’NEX Rods, Connectors and Blocks. •B uilds 23 models, up to 8 at a time. Includes 1:1 correspondence cards.

Patterning

• Reinforces color and shape recognition, sorting and patterning, problem solving skills

Triangle

Elephant

1:1 CORRESPONDENCE CARDS

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Caterpillar

TM

Builds

8

Grades: Pre-K to 2nd Grade Pieces: 131 Item #: 78750

Models

• P erfect building experience for kids ages 3+ • Big, soft, chunky pieces can be used by children with varying manipulative skills.

Dog

• Includes 131 KID K’NEX parts, including eyes, ears/wings. •B uilds 8 models, 4 at a time! Includes 1:1 correspondence cards.

Spider

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SPATIAL BUILDING Builds

80

K-8 Construction Set

TM

Grades: 1+ Pieces: 1313 Item #: 79818

Models

Ferris Wheel

•B uilds 80 models of varying difficulty. Multiple models can be built simultaneously. • Includes spring motor and battery motor. • S upports 8 – 12 students working in teams.

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

• Packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid.

Helicopter

Race Car

*Requires Section 105 WARNING on Web Advertising: WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS. Not for children under 3 years.

Motor Pack Grades: 1+ Pieces: 2 Motors Item #: 78910 • 2 Battery Motors (AA batteries not included) • Use to motorize your K’NEX creations. Perfect addition to any K’NEX Education set.

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