Saturday, September 24, 2016

Creativity For Kids Spark!Lab Smithsonian "Invent Boundless Bridges" Building Set

Another building set but this one has the Smithsonian name on it so it provides it with a bit more panache.   As opposed to Legos, this set does not provide specific instructions on how to make a project.  It does provide a general book of instructions showing how the pieces can be used together and recommending which are better for what purposes.  It is recommending a process for inventing and creative thinking.  It is most definitely a teaching toy that realistically should be a child/parent project. 


From the vendor:
·          PERFECT FOR STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Integrates concepts usually taught as separate subjects and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations
·          EXPLORE IT: Make your dream bridge a reality. Search famous bridges and how they were designed. Explore bridges near you! Use the Spark!lab invention process to crate your own unique solution
·         SKETCH IT: Use the Spark!Lab invention guide to draw out your designs. This helps inventors visualize what they are about to build. Problem solving and creativity in a fun open-ended way!
·        CREATE IT: Start your journey of invention with over 280+ pieces, including sturdy, flexible building sticks, foam connectors, brads, straws, string and more. Construct up to 4+ unique bridge designs
·         TRY IT: Many inventors think this stage is the most exciting part of the process. Does your bridge work the way you want it to? if yes, congratulations! You now know the process of invention

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