Your inquisitive child is about to find out that when everyday water and air are put under pressure, their hidden powers really take off! The Air + Water Power kit puts your child in the engineer's seat as they build and operate a number of pressure-powered vehicles. Your aspiring scientist will learn about the laws of physics first hand as they construct vehicles with two different propulsion systems: water-jet power and a self-contained hydro-pneumo (air-water) turbine.
Your mechanical engineer will excitedly follow the step-by-step instructions in the illustrated manual to construct 15 working models, among them a truck, excavator, tank, helicopter, motorbike, backhoe, rocket car, forklift, roadster, propeller plane, and both grinding and cutting machines. Then it's time for your child to put on their physicist hat, set their models in motion, and marvel at their amazing power! Bright colors add to the fun (as well as the visibility) of each working part, from the yellow kid-powered air pump that builds the pressure, to the green water and air chambers, to the yellow water turbine that drives the yellow gears that drive each machine. (A helpful hint: we've found that while the wild 'n wet water-jet-powered cars are best observed outside, the hydro-pneumo-propelled models - since their turbines are self contained - can be enjoyed inside the house as well.)
Instruction Manual is 48 pages. Mix-and-match alert: This set's 165 building pieces are compatible with those in all Thames and Kosmos Construction, Physics, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits - so there's no limit to your child's build-and-learn fun!
Ages 8 and up.