This kit teaches students about simple machines and how engineering is important to our society. Included step-by-step instructions apply real-world application as students build visual models of levers, pulleys, and inclined planes that proliferate structures all over the world. As the course progresses, students advance to discover wedges, worm gears, and even complex machines. Critical thinking is encouraged as students experiment with the models and build upon existing knowledge. In a grand finale, students are challenged to design the ultimate machine of their imaginations! Kit includes 3,000+ pieces: 8 Universal II Fischertechnik kits (400+ pieces each) plus 8 student guides, 1 instructor guide, and 4 convenient storage bins to keep it all organized. See full contents list below. Recommended for Upper Elementary and up.