Learning Resources Wacky Wheels STEM Challenge, Science STEM Game, 15 Pieces, Ages 5+   Import  Single ASIN  Import

(5 customer reviews)

$57.92

Brand Learning Resources
Age range (description) Kid
Material Rubber
Colour Multi-color
Educational objective STEM

  • Stem-focused activity set challenges kids to build, test, and K their approaches to solving physics-based challenges
  • Learn concepts of speed, angles, and distance during hands-on attempts at Mastering included challenges
  • Included activity booklet features challenges that scale and grow with your kids’ own growing skill set
  • Send balls flying through hoops and toward targets with kid-powered paddlewheel—no batteries, springs or rubber bands required
  • Ages 5+
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Description

Give kids a fast and friendly introduction to speed, angles, and distances with the hands-on learning challenges of the Wacky Wheels STEM Challenge set from Learning Resources. This compelling physics-inspired activity set gives kids a seemingly simple goal—send the included launch balls rolling up ramps, over obstacles, through a target hoop, and into the goal cup. Once they begin, kids use trial-and-error play as they tweak the course setups, launch speeds, and other variables in search of a successful result. In addition to designers, kids are also the Wacky Wheels STEM Challenge’s prime power source—the set’s paddlewheel launcher operates without the need for batteries, rubber bands, or springs, giving kids hands-on lessons in force every time they send a ball flying. This set includes a full-color booklet filled with challenges both simple and complex, a combination that keeps kids (and adults) coming back for additional playtime. Ages 5+.


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Physics Fundamentals Become Playtime Fun

Learning Resources Wacky Wheels STEM Challenge gives kids a fast and friendly introduction to speed, angles, and distances with the hands-on learning challenges.

Completely Kid-Powered

Provides compelling physics-inspired activities giving kids a seemingly simple goal—send the included launch balls rolling up ramps, over obstacles, through a target hoop, and into the goal cup.

Stem-Centered Challenges

Comes with a full-color booklet filled with challenges both simple and complex, a combination that keeps kids (and adults) coming back for additional playtime.

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5 reviews for Learning Resources Wacky Wheels STEM Challenge, Science STEM Game, 15 Pieces, Ages 5+   Import  Single ASIN  Import

  1. Stephanie

    Educational and fun!
    I picked this up for my 5 and 8 year old boys. Right out of the box I noticed that all the pieces are well built and durable – this is not going to fall apart on you (or the kids).The set comes with 9 different challenges to complete that show off what the different pieces can do. The challenges are illustrated well with no reading required. My 8 year old had a blast following the 9 different challenges, while my 5 year old preferred to build his own sets and use some PVC piping to create paths and obstacles.I like that the set introduces very rudimentary physics such as force and angles. You could also use the scientific method with this (which way will the ball go? Make a hypothesis and test it…) and get creative as well!My only concern with the set is that there is only so much you can do with the pieces themselves, so my boys were tired of it after an hour and haven’t touched it since. The set would probably be more interesting with additional challenges or by pairing it with additional STEM kits.I received this for free in return for my honest review.

  2. Cathy

    Grandson loved it
    Was on Christmas present list. I hadn’t heard of it before by grandson loved it.

  3. Caribou Lodge Alaska

    Missing a piece
    Set up was simple enough, but it did take me a bit to figure out where all the stickers were supposed to go. We only ended up with 16 of the 17 pieces supposed to be in the box (missing the gray circular piece). I think I would enjoy this more with a bit more beginning instruction. I understand it’s supposed to be more of a free-play concept, but more challenges would have been nice, as my girls weren’t really interested in coming up with their own challenges themselves. Maybe more play time will help, but as for first impressions, this was just okay.

  4. StepOnMe

    Build obstacles to launch and hit your targets
    STEM challenge wacky wheels let you build, launch and crash things. It’s a great engineering game for kids 5 and up. The kit comes with 15 pieces which includes 2 balls, a wheel launcher, a ramp, 3 piece hoop target, 5 X targets, a goal cup, sticker sheets and a booklet. The booklet has 9 suggested challenges. Our five year old son loves doing the challenges and trying to create his own obstacle course. He puts the balls in the launcher and spins the wheel to launch the ball through hoop or via a ramp to knock down X targets. He loves rearranging the pieces and is learning about speed and thrust and other science concepts. Only tricky part was putting on the stickers as the instruction was not very clear as to where they should go.

  5. Steven

    Open Creativity and lots of thinking but maybe missing something…
    I like a lot of toys from Learning Resources. This one does have my kids building lots of “obstacle courses” and trying new ideas. My problem is don’t feel like this is the same level I’ve seen with their other products. The pendulum is slightly crooked making our long or challenging shots veer to the left. (May just be my particular box) There are no real instructions, just a few pictures of things to try and a sticker sheet. You can do quite a bit with this set alone but its a little redundant. Adding a few small toys of my own changes it up and add more possibilities. I wish it had some other pieces to go along with it.

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