by Thames and Kosmos
The Science of matter and Energy
Almost everyone has heard of a chemistry set. But until the Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop was introduced, a physics set was almost unheard of. Physics is an essential science for everyone, and this science kit for kids provides a comprehensive explanation of mechanical physics. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to learn more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. The Thames and Kosmos Physics Workshop includes more than 300 building pieces. The 64-page, full-color manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. Ages 8 and up.