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KNEX 79014 Education Discover Control Set

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The K'NEX Education Discover Control Set provides students with an excellent introduction to control systems, challenging them to build, control, and explore a series of five K'NEX models. With 336 K'NEX parts, a K'NEX Control Box, 2 motors, 2 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, Discover Control Software, building instructions, and a Teacher's Guide CD, this comprehensive set offers a program of study that will introduce students to computer control technology, writing programs to operate models, and rigorous content in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Students will learn the fundamentals of programming and robotics by building and controlling K'NEX models using programs they've written themselves with the Discover Control Box and Software. The Teacher's Guide outlines a series of lessons to provide students with opportunities to learn aspects of critical thinking, problem solving, and optimization while investigating, discovering, and applying STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills and knowledge. Recommended for use in 2nd through 4th grade classrooms, all parts of this set come packaged in a strong plastic tray with snap-on lid for easy storage.

This set includes enough K'NEX pieces with building instructions to construct 5 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time. Two to three students will work together as a team to build a Tramcar, Double Ferris Wheel, Swing Ride, Entry Gate, or Spinning Carpet Ride, using logical and sequential thinking skills as they design computer programs to control its operation via the K'NEX Control Box. The Control Box is an intelligent box that can be programmed with up to 64 actions using motors, LEDs, and a buzzer to replicate machines, structures, and rides in the modern world.

The Discover Control Software recreates the control experience for students, enabling them to write computer programs by following easy to understand steps. Using a simple flowchart based programming language, the students will be able to control the outputs of on-screen K'NEX models as they design and alter programs for the Control Box to direct machine operations.

The Teacher's Guide outlines a series of 6 comprehensive lessons that will help guide and facilitate student learning, emphasizing hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Activities for each lesson challenge students to meet objectives and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer questions as they build, program, investigate, and evaluate ideas. With an emphasis on science process skills, science inquiry, and the role of invention and innovation in technology, activities will introduce students to key concepts concerning forces & motion, technology, the engineering design process, systems and organization, and patterns and representations.

Students will learn to order objects and extend patterns, communicate mathematical thinking, and troubleshoot as they cooperate in a team to design programs and solve real-world problems. 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.

K'NEX models offer hands-on learning 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. Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards.

  • Introduces students to forces & motion, control technology, programming, and rigorous content in science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM
  • Students learn the fundamentals of programming and robotics by building and controlling K'NEX models using programs they've written themselves with the Discover Control Software
  • Supports 2-3 students working as a team to build, control, and explore a series of 5 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time
  • Engaging student-inquiry based approach emphasizes hands-on exploration as students cooperate to build models, design programs, and investigate real-world problems
  • Challenges students to apply skills and knowledge to meet objectives and answer questions by collecting, organizing, evaluating, and displaying data
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Guide outlines a series of lessons to facilitate development of critical thinking, problem solving, and optimization skills

  • Includes 336 K'NEX pieces, Discover Control box and software, 2 motors, 2 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, building instructions and teacher's guide CD, packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid
  • Lesson plans aligned to National Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards and Common Core Mathematics
  • Compatible with PC's and with interactive whiteboards
  • Recommended for 2nd through 4th grade classrooms
  • Hands-on and engaging student-inquiry based approach introduces students to forces & motion, control technology, programming, and rigorous content in science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Supports 2-3 students cooperating as a team to build, design programs to control, and explore a series of 5 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time
  • Teacher's Guide outlines a series of comprehensive lesson plans challenging students to meet objectives as they design programs, investigate problems, and collect and evaluate data
  • Includes 336 K'NEX pieces, Discover Control box and software, 2 motors, 2 LEDs, 1 Buzzer, building instructions and teacher's guide CD, packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid
  • Recommended for 2nd through 4th grade classrooms
  • Grade - 2-4
  • Age - 8+
  • Pieces - 336
  • Dimension - 8.63 X 13.81 X 7.63 in.
  • Item Weight - 4.18 lbs.
  • Package Type - Plastic Tub.


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