We have been reviewing a new toy this week which has had Little 1 asking all sorts of questions and one that she has been particularly fascinated in. It is an engineering makespace STEM experiment kit from Thames and Kosmos which were new for 2019, the kits explore the forces of force, motion, energy and levers so children can learn as they play. We were sent the Geared Up Gadgets kit but there are four in the collection including Kinetic Machines, Alien Robots and Off Road Rovers as well as ours, which retail for either £16 or £24 depending on which kit you get.
With so many interesting gadgets to choose from it was hard to decide what to build first but the aircraft launcher got the most votes so Little 1 set to work.
I would recommend this kit for the stated age range of 8+ and personally liked the way the kit is engineered to have models with working gears in several different ways, it certainly encouraged us to have some scientific conversations over the weekend. We were gifted our kit for review.