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.
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