Read the fun story of two young engineers, Ty and Karlie Omega, and build simple models of the aircraft they discover on their hilarious family vacation. Along this roundabout journey, the kids build various flying machines to help the people they encounter solve problems and complete tasks. As you follow the story, you can build models of the ten vehicles in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together. The kids start out by building a passenger jet to bring their family to a tropical island. After they arrive, they construct a helicopter to help a scientist studying sea turtles reach a remote island. As they continue along their trip, they also build a biplane, solar glider, seaplane, triplane, prop plane, hang glider, space plane, and supersonic jet. This 73-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated 32-page storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.
About Thames & Kosmos:
Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.
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