Let your students explore the powers of machines with the K'NEX Education Simple and Compound Machines Set. This engineering educational toy allows young builders to construct fully functioning replicas of sixteen different real-world machines, one at a time. It contains more than 350 durable plastic pieces. Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world than through reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. This building set is designed to introduce students to scientific concepts while they enjoy hands-on learning. With this fun and inquiry-based approach to science, students of grades five to nine can build, investigate, and evaluate scientific principles in action. Not only does K'NEX Education stimulate kids' brains, it promotes social skills through teamwork and collaboration. The set makes a great learning tool for students, as it can be used by one person to two working as a team. Building instructions and a comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS, and Common Core are included. This is recommended for children ages nine and above. Enjoy a quick and hassle-free cleanup after learning. This building set comes with a handy reusable bin for convenient transport and storage. This teaches builders to keep their playing areas tidy and organized. Have a fun and enjoyable learning experience today with K'NEX Education Simple and Compound Machines Set.