Hydraulic Engineering STEM Kit
Recommended Ages: Fourth grade and older
The Pathfinders Hydraulics 4-in1 Pack contains four hydraulics kits in one box. The simple machine series, the manufacturer says, is designed as a hands-on introduction to hydraulics and simple machines. Most models stand between 18 and 24 cm high when fully extended and can hold things like a glass of milk, toys and other items. The four types of wooden hydraulic machines use a small number of syringes (pistons), wooden frames, surgical tubing and liquid. The kit is designed to introduce students to levers and linkages and hydraulic fluid power. Building the four machines (cherry picker, excavator, scissor lift and platform lifter) may inspire learners to design machines of their own.