The K'NEX Education Roller Coaster Physics Set is a hands-on experience to help students in grades 11-12 learn how to design and conduct scientific investigations and to select, identify, and control variables. They will also observe and record responses, analyze data, construct graphical representations of result, and mathematically interpret them. This K'NEX Education Set includes 2,058 K'NEX parts, building instructions, and a comprehensive Teacher's Guide, all pEX Education Set includes 2,058 K'NEX parts, building instructions, and a comprehensive Teacher's Guide, all packaged in three strong plastic trays with snap-on lids for easy classroom storage. There's enough parts to build 11 roller coasters, inclined planes, and loop systems, and supports 6-8 students working in teams. The Teacher's Guide (on CD), used in conjunction with the K'NEX materials, provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of scientific concepts and channel their inquiries into active and meaningful learning experiences. It includes nine lab exercises that outline ways in which students may use the set to study physics, and in particular mechanics. The studies adopt a hands-on, student-inquiry based approach in which the teacher is encouraged to develop each lab investigation using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) of inquiry while students utilize the Four Question Strategy for experiment design. This set is aligned to STEM standards. STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning process. K'NEX models offer hands-on opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action.… read more
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
LEGO Storage Brick 1 Round, Bright Blue:Have fun while staying organizedRecommended for ages 3+Other colors and sizes availableMak...es for the perfect gift read more
Finish: Espresso KidKraft Activity 2-in-1 Kids Square Lego/Train Table Keep your kids occupied for hours with the KidKraft Activit...y 2-in-1 Kids sqaure lego/train table. This activity set includes a square shaped table, thirty piece train set and a two... read more
Size: 5" H x 129" W x 158" W Flagship Carpets ABC Blocks Floor Mat Now jump ABC's! Get kids moving when they crawl, walk, or jump ...into becoming emerging leaders. Letter recognition fluency is built as students correspond sounds to the imaginative... read more
Size: 0.31" H x 48" W x 72" D Carpets for Kids Premium Collection KIDSoft™ Pattern Blocks Playmat Pattern blocks and infants and c...hildren of any age will love to play on or cuddle up with these rugs designed with simple square patches and calming... read more
Protector of the universe, Mecha Strike is a mighty coaster ready for any builder! The K'NEX Thrill Rides Mecha Strike Roller Coas...ter Building Set comes with 577 parts and pieces, including a motor and chain lift with a coaster car. Kids can create a... read more
Set comes with 577 classic K'NEX pieces to build your very own coaster.Set includes a battery-powered motor that gives life to the... K'NEX pieces. Requires 2 ?AA? batteries, not included.Set comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual. Ideal for kids 9 and up.STEAMagination - It's the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) with a child's curiosity and creativity. It powers the fun of each K'NEX set.K'NEX Thrill Rides allows each child to build bigger models that move to create an amusement park right in their home! ?K'NEX rods and connectors are responsibly made at a landfill-free, zero-waste green manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.Broken part? Missing part? If you find yourself in need of a replacement for any reason, just give us a call! We'll get you what you need so that your child can get back to building as soon as possible. Packaging may vary. read more
Bring the fun and excitement of an amusement park right into your home as you build with the K'Nex Cobweb Curse Roller Coaster Bui...lding Set. This engineering education toy consists of 473 colorful parts and pieces with premium-quality construction.... read more
Soar through the sky at towering altitudes with this K'nex Sky Sprinter roller coaster building set. Shoot coasters over 7 feet hi...gh Motorized launcher Download instructions for 2nd coaster model Includes: 797 pieces & instructions Age: 9 years & up... read more
Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX Investigating Solar Energy Set! Using this kit, students in grades 5-9 wil...l learn how to harness the energy of the sun into electricity to power K'NEX models in an exciting, engaging, and collaborative environment. This K'NEX Education Set includes 128 K'NEX parts, solar panel, motor, comprehensive Teacher's Guide, and building instructions. There's enough parts to build three different models up to two at a time, and it is packaged in a strong plastic tray with a snap-on lid for easy classroom storage. The Teacher's Guide provides a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Students are encouraged to build, investigate, and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. This set is aligned to STEM standards. STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning process. K'NEX models offer hands-on opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. read more
K'NEX Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set with K'NEX Ride It! app 809 Pieces
3.2.1. blast off with the Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set, from K'NEX! Use the new stomp launcher, to power up your coast...er. It's up to you to send the rocket car launching through out of this world twists and turns on this whirlwind galactic journey. This set comes with more than 575 K'NEX parts and pieces including rods, connectors and track. Then, head over to knex.com to download instructions for another out of this world roller coaster build. Recommended for builders ages 9+. K'NEX is committed to American design and manufacturing and all rods and connectors are responsibly made at a landfill-free, zero-waste facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. read more
Investigate simple machines through hands-on learning with the K'NEX Education Exploring Machines set! Designed to expand upon a m...iddle school student's knowledge of simple machine concepts, this set provides instructional models for students in 5th through 9th grade to investigate, explore and experiment with. This K'NEX Education Set includes 1,432 K'NEX parts, building instructions, and a comprehensive Teacher's Guide CD, all packaged in a strong plastic tray with a snap-on lid for easy classroom storage. There's enough parts to build 30 fully-functioning replicas of real world machines up to four at a time, and it supports 8-12 students working in teams. The Teacher's guide includes Student Inquiry Sheets and Worksheets for the included models. Student Worksheets ask questions about the machine being investigated and present challenges that can be used to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved and to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. This set is aligned to STEM standards. STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning process. K'NEX models offer hands-on opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. read more
Soar through the sky at towering altitudes with this K'nex Sky Sprinter roller coaster building set. Shoot coasters over 7 feet hi...gh Motorized launcher Download instructions for 2nd coaster model Includes: 797 pieces & instructions Age: 9 years & up Uses 3 C batteries (not included) Manufacturer's parts guarantee Model no. 52478 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more
K'NEX Thrill Rides Space Invasion Roller Coaster Building Set with K'NEX Ride It! app 438 Pieces
K'NEX Thrill Rides Panther Attack Roller Coaster Building Set with K'NEX Ride It! app 690 Pieces
Send your child on an exciting building adventure with these playful transportation vehicles! With 229 Kid K'NEX pieces, including... 20 wheels, 10 'super sized' wheels and 6 truck wheels, your child can build many vehicles at a time. Build nine models simultaneously with the six two-sided, full color building cards, and build an additional four bonus models as well. Or create your own design - this set sparks creativity for children to create their own models too! This set supports 8-10 children working simultaneously. Set comes packed in a large storage bin with convenient snap-on lid. read more
The perfect K'NEX solution for your Maker Space - with 3 types of motors! K'NEX Education's Maker Kit Wheels comes with 440+ K'NEX... parts, including rods and connectors in classic scale that are made in the USA PLUS lots of wheels and 3 different types of motors - a spring motor, a fly-wheel motor and a battery-powered motor. Wind-powered, hand-powered AND rubber-band powered vehicles can also be created with the set - that's 6 unique power sources to intrigue and inspire your budding makers! Instructions for 11 different types of vehicles are included, and there are enough parts to build 4 of some vehicles at the same time - meaning up to 4 students can work from the same kit. The set comes in a reusable bin with dividers to easily store and organize the parts. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. For ages 8 and up. read more
The perfect K'NEX solution for your Maker Space! K'NEX Education's Maker Kit Large comes with 800+ K'NEX parts, including rods and... connectors in classic scale that are made in the USA; enough parts for 2-3 students to be building at the same time. 100 unique building ideas are included to spark imaginations. Once your budding makers know how to use the parts, they'll soon be able to design and create their own DIY projects. The set comes in a reusable bin with dividers, so sorting parts for organized storage is a breeze! For ages 6 and up. read more
Unleash your little one's creative potential with the K'NEX Model Building Set. This set includes over 700 pieces that can be used... to build innovative models. It comes with instructions and ideas that keeps kids engaged for a long time. read more
Your child can explore STEM concepts while building a working roller coaster with KNEX Education STEM Explorations Roller Coaster ...Building Set. The set will engage and energize middle-school children as they boost their understanding of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts associated with a real-life amusement park ride. This KNEX Education Set includes over 500 parts, plus a battery-powered motor, allowing a single child or a team of two to three children to build a working roller coaster. Two additional models are also included in this set - a ramp and a half-pipe -which can be built one at a time. The set requires two AA batteries, which are not included. KNEX Education models offer proactive opportunities for children to develop scientific inquiry, investigation, and experimentation skills. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge aspiring students as they build, investigate, problem-solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. All KNEX Education sets come with either a comprehensive guide for teachers or an experiment guide for student-led learning. All lesson plans and experiment guides are written by expert educators and feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects that engage students in todays busy classroom. KNEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and other models, and through the lesson plans and experiments, to gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make them work. Broaden your kids STEAMagination with KNEX Education STEM Explorations. read more
Hands-on learning at its best! This K'NEX Education Set provides instructional models for students in K-8 grades to investigate, e...xplore and experiment with. The set includes 1,313 K'NEX parts, spring motor and battery pack motor, and two instruction books, all packaged in two strong plastic trays with snap-on lids for easy classroom storage. There's enough parts to build 80 models of varying difficulty including 8 dynamic motorized creations! Multiple models can be built simultaneously, and the set supports 8-12 students working in teams of 2-3. read more
Explore STEM concepts while building different vehicle models! Using the materials included in this set, elementary-school aged ch...ildren will be engaged and energized as they further their knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. The set includes 130+ parts for a single child or team of 2 children to build 7 vehicle models with different power sources, including push-power, rubber band power, wind power or a spring motor. Once built, a downloadable booklet guides students through 5 hands-on, inquiry-based experiments on several of the models. Students will learn about potential & kinetic energy, velocity, acceleration, motion, graphing and more! The Experiment Guide is aligned to national STEM standards and is appropriate for grade levels 3-5. read more
The K'NEX Building Set, Education Energy, Motion & Aeronautics set 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... read more
Let your children explore the powers of wind and water with the K’NEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set! This engineer...ing education toy allows young builders to construct six different fully functioning replicas of renewable energy machines, two at a time. It consists of more than 280 assorted parts made of durable plastic. These include rods and connectors for creating a wind-powered lift, a sail car, and a water-powered grist mill that actually move. Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world than through reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. This building set is designed to introduce students to scientific concepts while they enjoy hands-on learning. With this fun and inquiry-based approach to concepts, students in grades five to nine can build, investigate, and evaluate scientific principles in action. Not only does K’NEX Education stimulate kids’ brains, it promotes social skills through teamwork and collaboration. This building set makes a great learning tool for students, as it can be built by one person or by two working as a team. Building instructions and a comprehensive teacher’s guide aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core, are included. Recommended for children ages nine and above. Enjoy a quick and hassle-free cleanup after playtime. This building set comes with a handy reusable bin for convenient transport and storage. This teaches builders to keep their playing areas tidy and organized at all times. Have a fun and enjoyable learning experience with K’NEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set today! read more
The K'NEX Education 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 students in grades 1-3 do just that! This K'NEX Education Set includes 142 K'NEX parts, building instructions, and a comprehensive Teacher's Guide, all packaged in a strong plastic tray with a snap-on lid for easy classroom storage. There's enough parts to build 38 K'NEX Math models, and it supports 3-4 students working as a team. 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. This set is aligned to national standards and Common Core Mathematics. read more
Explore STEM concepts while building different geared models! Using the materials included in this set, elementary-school aged chi...ldren will be engaged and energized as they further their knowledge and understanding of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. The set includes 140+ parts for a single child or team of 2 children to build 3 unique geared models: a Crank Fan, a Car Window and an Egg Beater. Once built, a downloadable booklet guides students through 3 hands-on, inquiry-based experiments on each of the models. Students will learn about gear configurations, gear ratios, rotational speed, mechanical advantage and more! The Experiment Guide is aligned to national STEM standards and is appropriate for grade levels 3-5. read more