What you get
Have fun with wind and weather! Build a wind-powered car, and experiment to see how fast it can go. Create a friendly windsock to help discover how the wind moves. Observe and learn about the wind with your own weather chart.
Everything needed in this weather kit for kids, from materials to illustrated directions, is included, along with imagine!, a bonus play & learn magazine for kids with additional activities and puzzles.
Product line:koala Crate
I love being able to experiment and work on these projects with my son. He really likes to take them to the next level and make new projects and games out of them.
Anything that can teach a 2 year old some physics is pretty nifty, plus weather and engineering all in one box. Our kiddo loved it but the excitement was quickly met with frustration and some Daddy fabrication (more on that below). This crate really had it all: arts, creativity, physics, cause and effect, and finally some engineering. The problem lies with the wheel and axle system that is the lynch pin of the whole apparatus. It starts fine but within a day of play the imperfections of the system fail. The wheels aren't held in by much and as they are not quite perfectly round, nor is the whole perfectly centered and ultimately the wheels begin to cant and it takes a blower to move this thing. The idea was solid, the multiple sails were nifty so a little balsa wood, metal axle and same wooden wheels, with a thin layer of adhesive rubber made this thing fun for a good deal longer. I went ahead and provided some additional materials for additional sails so that drag and efficiency could also be realized.
My son loved the wind car and was so excited every morning to check the weather and chart it. We also did some of the recommended DIYs. So fun!