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K’NEX® Introduces Four New K’NEX® Education Building Sets

October 7, 2013

New building sets offer hands-on learning for classroom or home use.

Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013

K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is pleased to introduce four exciting new additions to its K’NEX Education product line. These K’NEX Education sets are ideal for classroom or home use, and offer hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning.

Aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math standards, the new K’NEX Education sets are designed for small groups of students, 3-4 children, ages 9 years and up, and teach concepts through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. K’NEX Education’s inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. The concepts explored in the four new sets include: Simple Machines, Solar Energy, Wind and Water Energy, and Force and Motion.

K’NEX Education: Simple and Compound Machines

Offering hands-on learning, the K’NEX Education Simple and Compound Machines Building Set is designed to expand upon middle school students’ knowledge of simple machines concepts. Students will be able to investigate, explore and experiment with the K’NEX simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize and evaluate information. The included teacher’s guide features student inquiry sheets and worksheets for the models highlighted, and ask questions and present challenges that can be used to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved. Set includes 332 K’NEX parts and supports 1-2 students, Grades 5-9. SRP $59.99. Available now on knexeducation.com and at select education and toy retailers nationwide.

K’NEX Education: Investigating Solar Energy

Go green and bring STEM concepts to life! The K’NEX Investigating Solar Energy Set includes a unique solar panel, solar motor and capacitor for storing energy. Using K’NEX and the lessons provided in the included teachers guide offers students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. As students work cooperatively, they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. Set includes 128 K’NEX parts and supports 1-2 students, Grades 5-9. SRP $69.99. Available now on knexeducation.com and at select education and toy retailers nationwide.

K’NEX Education: Exploring Wind and Water Energy

Go green and bring STEM concepts to life! The K’NEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set is designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom, and provide instructional models that enhance students’ understanding of these important concepts. Using K’NEX and the lessons provided in the included teachers guide offers students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. As students work cooperatively, they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. Set includes 288 K’NEX parts and supports 1-2 students, Grades 5-9. SRP $69.99. Available now on knexeducation.com and at select education and toy retailers nationwide.

K’NEX Education: Force and Newton’s Laws

Designed for students to investigate a variety of concepts related to forces, energy and motion, the K’NEX Forces and Newton’s Laws Building Set concepts are fashioned around rigorous STEM content and national standards. As students engage in the activities, they will be learning, practicing, and applying integrated process skills. The K’NEX Forces and Newton’s Law set expects students to craft fair test procedures, create meaningful data displays, make reasonable and data supported reports, and analyze their collected data in light of the problem at hand. Set includes 115 K’NEX parts and supports 1-2 students, Grades 5-9. SRP $59.99. Available now on knexeducation.com and at select education and toy retailers nationwide.

About K’NEX Brands

Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX, America’s building toy company, is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” From the living room to the classroom, K’NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes K’NEX Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, NASCAR®, Angry Birds™, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Super Mario™, PacMan™ and more. Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.

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