I’m a girl. So when I was young I played with dolls and had tea parties and played dress up. Yes, for a long time i was THAT stereotypical female! The hubby is a boy (duh). When he was young he played with building blocks and construction toys and cars and (of course) Star Wars. Now I have a daughter. And she likes dolls and dress up and My Little Pony, and I’m ok with that. But I also want her to experience some of the stuff the hubby got to play with, the hubby has her on a good starter program with building blocks and she has discovered Star Wars and now we have something else, the EiQ Engineering Kit from edventures.com.
The EiQ Engineering Kit is a construction toy with instructions for over 40 models to build out of the box plus whatever you can imagine. From a Biplane to sewing machine to antenna tower, the possibilities are pretty endless. It features interlocking pieces with channels and pegs, so you don’t need tools or nuts and bolts. The peg slides into a groove locking them together to create virtually any angle or shape. The first thing my daughter wanted to make was the “Eiffel Tower,” which was really the antenna tower. Since it doesn’t require tools she was actually able to help the hubby put it together. This is something she would not be able to help with on a certain other metal construction toy that requires nuts and bolts. The next one she wants to build is a fan, of all things, mostly because you can attach an actual motor (not included) to make it work, that would be a lot more effective than the hand crank method. Of course, now the hubby wants to get the motor. Ahh, my kids!
PCS Edventures is passionate about inspiring an interest in engineering concepts in children. This PCS fischertechnik kit has more than 400 fischertechnik manipulatives and an instruction manual that guides children through the construction of 48 exciting builds! The options for customization are countless! This hands-on experience is a perfect introduction to science concepts such as mechanical engineering, structural engineering, physics, gear ratios, and much more!
The EiQ set comes complete with more than 400 manipulatives, an instruction manual with 48 builds, a high-grade storage bin, and a sorting tray. This kit is perfect for any after-school or home setting as a supplement to STEM or engineering education. With exciting builds and advanced manipulatives, students create, engineer, and explore STEM topics on their own, further developing an interest in important STEM skills.
The hands-on experience with engineering concepts will get students interested in learning and is a perfect introduction to science concepts such as structural engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, gear ratios and much more. Construction opportunities include a model helicopter, a carousel ride, a sewing machine, a race car, and other exciting builds!
Disclaimer: This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voiding my opinion of this product.