Change of Direction
Primary Market
Education, Primary Ed
Character Focus
Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ advanced activity book

Objectives:

Ask the kids to take note:

  • When there is 1 idler gear, if the DRIVER gear turns clockwise, what is the direction of the FAN?  (clockwise or counterclockwise)
  • When there are 2 idler gears, if the DRIVER gear turn clockwise, what is the direction of the FAN?  (clockwise or counterclockwise)
  • What number of idler gears should be in the gear train make the FAN turn in the same direction as DRIVER gear?
  • What number of idler gears should be in the gear train make the FAN turn in the opposite direction as DRIVER gear?

Steps:

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Remember:

  • colors of rods and other pieces may vary
  • kit contains small pieces and may be a choking hazard, intended for ages 6+

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