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Science in Action/ Wind Powered Landsailer

Science in Action/ Wind Powered Landsailer

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 10 & Up
Price: $23.00

What's the latest reason to hope for a windy day? The Science in Action Wind Powered Landsailer, of course! This educational and entertaining kit includes materials necessary to construct one: a body, a rear axel support, axels, wheels, mast pieces, the sail, easy-to-understand, fully illustrated instructions and more. In addition to assembling pre-made pieces, children are also required to use their math skills to measure and cut the appropriate lengths of line for the sail.

The instructions include a trouble-shooting section, a glossary, advice on sailing, a brief history of sailing and a series of fun facts. The project and the information included in the instructions serve as an engaging, hands-on introduction to key physics concepts as well as alternate energy sources. After all, it's never too early to learn about more environmentally responsible, eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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4M Industrial Development Limited

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