In this expansive engineering kit, students replicate one of nature’s greatest climbers as they construct a robotic gecko using plastic pieces that easily snap together. Then they investigate the physics of air pressure and suction as it climbs up windows and walls! Students learn as they go, discovering how gears, a motor, and vacuums can power the critter’s vertical exploration. When students are ready, they can build and test six more mechanical models using the same pieces. Apply learned concepts to real life by constructing an industrial robotic arm and a smartphone holder! Kit includes all necessary parts and a 24-page, full color manual with step-by-step illustrated building instructions. Recommended for Elementary and up.