Cams & Cranks: STEM Mechanics


Product Code: 708-IT10018

Explore mechanics with this STEM kit that demonstrates the use of cams and cranks.

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Mechanical Principles

Explore the fundamental principles of mechanics with this kit, which allows children to build models that demonstrate how cams and cranks convert motion. Ideal for hands-on learning.

Educational Value

Supports the Design and Technology curriculum at Key Stage 1 and 2 by helping children understand and use mechanical systems in their projects, such as gears and pulleys.

Build Working Models

This kit allows children to build models such as a fishing crane and a flying eagle, demonstrating dynamic mechanical systems in an engaging way.

Interactive Learning

The kit includes a booklet with easy-to-follow instructions and activities that encourage interactive learning and deepen understanding of scientific and technological principles.

Year 5 Science

Aligns with Year 5 Science objectives, particularly in understanding forces and mechanisms like levers and gears, enhancing the effectiveness of lessons on these topics.

Cams & Cranks: STEM Mechanics

Explore mechanics with this STEM kit that demonstrates the use of cams and cranks.


  • Ideal for hands-on STEM learning, this kit allows children to explore mechanical concepts through building functional models. By using cams and cranks, each model demonstrates how various motions are converted, supporting the curriculum from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.

  • The included models, such as a fishing crane or a sewing machine, connect theoretical knowledge to real-world applications, making lessons in mechanical systems more impactful. As children engage with these models, they better understand gears, pulleys, and cams.

  • Accompanying the physical component is a comprehensive booklet detailed with easy-to-follow instructions and engaging activities. These resources are tailored to reinforce the scientific principles being taught, promoting both independent and guided learning.

Supports the National Curriculum

Design & Technology, Key Stage 1, Technical Knowledge

Explore and use mechanisms (for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles) in their products.

Design & Technology, Key Stage 2, Technical Knowledge

Understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).

Science, Year 5, Forces

Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Technical Summary


    Assembly type

  • Self-Assembly

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for 3 to 12 years

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