K’Nex Workshops

Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
90/120 min - workshop
Forces, Solve problems

K’Nex is a creative construction kit that enables enterprising engineers to design, build, test and improve their own working models. Following the principles of the Engineering Design Process, your budding builders will be given an introduction to using the components, before being set a challenge to solve.

With plenty of K’Nex components for children to build as much as they could possibly want, we have a variety of different challenges available to test their mettle.

With the addition of pulleys and string, your children will become civil engineers tasked with building a bridge that opens to allow a tall ship to pass by. If we bring along motors, then they can get things moving and become fairground engineers, designing carousels, pirate ships, Ferris wheels and more! We can also add solar panels, allowing children to compare the benefits and downsides of solar powered motors.

By adding rubber bands and wheels, they transform into automotive engineers, with pole position going to the car that can travel the furthest. With clockwork and battery motors, they can build different vehicles to meet different challenges – such as building a Mars Rover.

Other challenges can be tailored to meet your topics – cranes, mousetraps and skeletons have all been built before, along with simpler investigations such as who can build the tallest tower.

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