Thames & Kosmos Gumball Machine Maker
Build your own Gumball Machine and learn physics along the way. With this kit, there is no limit to the many ways you can configure your gumball machines. Create cool stunts and tricks by placing track pieces and elements in different configurations–turn the handle and see if your idea worked, or if you need to go back to the drawing board. Stunts include a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, variable-slope ramp, pinball launcher, and domino slide. Each segment of the track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, allowing users to explore topics including simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton’s laws, energy transfer, and more. Includes a small supply of gumballs to get started.
Ages 6 to 12 years.