Playing with Hydraulics

Ages 5-8

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Learn about water power by building your own hydraulics system. Then put water to work by engineering hydraulic-powered mechanisms like a moving inchworm and a picture that gets mysteriously colored in!

Everything needed, from materials to illustrated directions, is included, along with explore!, a bonus play & learn magazine with extra projects and activities!


  • Make your own hydraulics system
  • Build hydraulic-powered mechanisms


  • Fluids & Pressure
  • Hydraulics
  • Resist Art

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    Robert, Jun 6, 2019

    Real world tech concepts

    I loved that this crate introduces kids to the tech that is already being use in this world. It helps to spark interest in the laws of things behind WHY or HOW something works. Teaching the concept of hydraulics with syringes and a tube was creative and effective! My kids were fascinated watching the water move, and they had so much fun making/playing with the hydraulic picture frame and inch worm activity.

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    Nicole, Apr 22, 2019

    Fascinated with learning

    My 2nd grade daughter loved that she could make "moving machines" with the hydraulics box. She was fascinated to learn how much power water can provide and learning about the mechanics behind the machines!

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    William, Mar 15, 2019

    Producing magic with science

    My daughter thought it was magic. I loved seeing her face light up when the screen changed from white to color. It was simple for her to assemble and provided her with so much entertainment, while being curious about how it works.

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    Jordan, Jan 13, 2019

    Awesome project!

    My son loved the hydraulics crate. As a mom, I liked that it demonstrated science and allowed him to play with water without making a big mess. The steps were easy to follow and the result was dramatic for a six year old. We had so much fun with this crate!

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