Design & Drill® Space Circuits

Ages: 6 and upManufacturer: Educational Insights

$49.99

Ground control to Major Tom! Engineers and Astronauts in training will soar with these 20 space-themed, circuit-building challenges with Design and Drill.

Ten colorfully illustrated double-sided cards depict Missions where player/learners use the drill to complete the mission’s circuits as they employ early engineering and problem-solving skills. Each card has numbers to show the stacking order of the circuits; the more complex the mission, the more circuits to complete.  The Missions begin with preparing for takeoff and end with a warp speed return to Earth.  Along the way, there are snacks to make and oxygen leaks to repair.

No black holes here! Our parent, teacher and child testers signaled green lights to the Design & Drill Space Circuits for group or individual learning. The act of drilling gives children a sense of independence and accomplishment. The hands-on approach to problem solving is excellent for students 5+ as well as for age appropriate Special Needs groups.

The manual indicates safety precautions, trouble shooting and recommends adult supervision. We agree. The text needs a good reader and the co-play is fun and instructive.

The kit includes a space-themed circuit board, battery pack, kid-safe power drill, 20 connector bolts, 10 small connectors, 5 long specialty connectors, 3 long utility connectors, 10 double-sided space-themed challenge cards, and instruction guide. The drill and battery pack each require 3 AAA batteries (not included).

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