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Technics Basic Optics, a construction set from Haba; shown with a zoetrope that kids build with included materials
make a zoetrope and watch short animated pictures
Technics Basic Optics, a construction set from Haba; shown with a zoetrope that kids build with included materials
Technics Basic Optics, a construction set from Haba; shown with disk that spins to make optical illusions
Technics Basic Optics, a construction set from Haba; complete contents shown
Technics Basic Optics, a construction set from Haba; shown with 2 spinning disks make optical illusions

Basic Optics

Item #: T13009M
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Introduce basic physics concepts in a playful way:

  • 36-piece construction set
  • Build simple machines that make optical effects
  • Build a zoetrope
  • Make optical illusions
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Develops spatial thinking
  • Made in Germany
  • Ages 3-8
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Preschoolers and young elementary students will take a big bite of science when they play with this incredible construction set. Using wood blocks, plastic clamps and wheels, kids will build simple machines that create mesmerizing optical effects. They’ll assemble a zoetrope and make animated pictures. Another model will spin patterned disks to make optical illusions. For ages three to eight.

Contents: film drum, 2 paper strips with different motifs, 2 blank paper strips, 5 effect disks, 1 disk with clip for 2 erasable blank disks, 4 eyelets, 4 silicon rings in two sizes, 6 construction block clamps, 4 wheel clamps, 5 construction blocks. Includes instruction booklet. Blocks measure 1.5 x 6.5 inches and 1 x 3.5 inches. Made in Germany.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children younger than three years.

Spatial thinking is an important skill that allows people to visualize what they can’t see or touch. It’s necessary for problem solving. Some fields that require spatial-thinking ability are architecture, geology and engineering.

HABA is a German-based toymaker whose toys meet and exceed ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards required by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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