Gear Down
Character Focus
Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ advanced activity book


  • With the DRIVER as green gear 12T and DRIVEN as red gear 36T
  • The GEAR RATION is 1/3 (green gear makes 3 turns and red gear only makes 1 turn)
  • SPEED is 3 times slower
  • TORQUE  is 3 times more (use less effort to drive heavy load)

Gearing Down reduces speed and increases torque


LOAD is high, use GEAR DOWN to reduce the speed and increase torque


  • 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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