My son may struggle with his reading and writing but when it comes to construction projects he gets an A star from me. I’m really keen for him to know that education isn’t just about tests meeting certain criteria, it’s about so much more. We’ve been having so much fun with the new Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch recently and he’s learned through play, which to my mind is the best way forward.
We’re big fans of Geomag and their range of STEM focussed construction sets. The Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch is part of their Mechanics Gravity series which works with the invisible forces of gravity and magnetism as children build different structures. This particular set is aimed at children aged 7 years and over and comes with 243 pieces and two instruction leaflets.
Not only can you build a range of structures, but you can make them move using magnets. The set even includes a gravity motor that doesn’t need an electric motor or batteries to work. I can see this set coming in very useful in the years to come as a way of augmenting what my son is learning in school in a practical way.
The first instruction booklet talks you through six different builds which all then help you to complete the main Shoot and Catch construction featured in the second booklet.
As well as using the different polarities on the magnetic rods to make the magnetic transmission turn, it’s just as fun to twist it round manually.
The step by step instructions are easy to follow and the pieces fit together easily.
The plastic track pieces click into place and once you’ve fitted the first piece in place it’s clear how you join them together to make up the various tracks.
My son has had so much fun putting together the various options in the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set, and seeing how each element works. It the perfect activity for a rainy day, and one that we’ll be revisiting a lot in the months ahead I think.
Once you’ve got to grips with the various elements of book one, you can move onto the Shoot and Catch structure. It definitely makes sense to build the items in the first book initially so children can get used to the build technique and understand what the are constructing before attempting the big build.
We did find it tricky at times to keep the ball bearings within the grooves of the gravity motor as it turned up or down but other than that my son had little issue with the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set, and once you’ve set up the Shoot and Catch structure you can just keep playing.
Priced at £70.00 the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set would make a great present, it provides hours of fun with educational value too and we can thoroughly recommend it. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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