Ferris Wheel
Primary Market
Education, Primary Ed
Character Focus
Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ advanced activity book


1.   Learn  that complex machines like a ferris wheel makes use of the simple machine – wheel and axle.

2.   Incorporate gear train into ferris wheel, the wheel is turning when we turn a small handle! (Transfer the force of turning the handle to turn the wheel)

3.   Learn to use Noggin BuilderZ to construct a giant ferris wheel with and without a gear system.

4.   Use imagination and creativity to modify the ferris wheel.

5.   Artistic demonstration – design and decorate the ferris wheel.


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Gear Ferris Wheel

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  • 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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