The TechCard series of class room oriented activity packs encourage students to explore mechanical and design concepts.  Here is where Science and Art combine in an interesting and absorbing way in providing beses for students to add their own creative touches.  The packs contain sufficient materials for between 10 and 30 students. All electrical wiring  is through safe, solderless construction.

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15526 TechCard Build It Kit explores simple structures and mechanisms such as wheels axles, hinges, cranks, cams and linkages.Includes photocopiable worksheets, teacher's notes and enough TechCard and mechanical components to construct 20 models—two each of ten different designs.
Models include a balloon or sail powered vehicle, plus three different pull-cord powered fairground rides, working windmill, drawbridge, scales and crane plus a flying bumble bee and a very hungry frog!

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15528 TechCard Power It Kit introduces more sophisticated mechanisms such as gears and pulleys and introduces power from electric motors and pneumatics. Includes photocopiable work sheets, teachers notes and enough TechCard and mechanical components to construct twenty models—two each of ten different designs. Models include a 2-speed mixer, wind-up toy, hoist, racing car, propeller powered car, vehicle with rack and pinion steering, variable speed gear box and pneumatic tipper truck, fork lift and a crawling caterpillar.

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15724 TechCard Moving Pictures explores the boundary between puppetry, graphics and mechanics.  This resource  pack is structured for  for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design. 
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies

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15725 TechCard Playgrounds is one of a series of Resource packs for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies.

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15726 TechCard Homes is another in a series of packs for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies.

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15727 TechCard Vehicles is an interest-filled resource pack for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack Curriculum focused
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies.

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15728 TechCard Windlass and Drawstring Kits This is another resource pack  for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 3 models (1 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies

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15729 TechCard Moving Monsters Kit Here is a pneumatics-based Resource pack for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies.

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15730  TechCard Story Books  Here is another in the series of resource packs for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements to illustrate story lines . Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components

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15731 TechCard Alarms  Here is a solderless Resource pack for Design and Make Assignments containing key elements of a simple alarm system . Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
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15732 Lighting It Up This kit explores the basics of lighting circuits and includes all the materials needed to build up to 20 lighting models, including overhead cantilevered and column lights.  Basic concepts such as circuit and switch are safely explored using this classroom oriented kit.  Solderless design!!!

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15734 TechCard Shelters This kit explores many mechanical basics used in buildings. Among the various models that immediately come to mind are tents, grandstands and band shells. Onece students have grasped the principles behind cantilerage, beams and tensile structures they will be led to try more complicated and ambitious lightweight structures.  Teaching Notes included. 

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17535 TechCard Fairgrounds.  This kit offers up to 30 students a hands-on experience with electric motors, gears and winding systems.  The prepunched and folded cards afford rigid housings for the motors and the gears.  Students can use these drives to power their own designs of merry-go-rounds, rotational rides and other model fairground attractions 

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15736 TechCard Controllable Vehicles  Here is a vehicle-oriented resource pack  for Design and Make Assignments containing key structural and mechanical elements. Components can be assembled in endless variations and easily combined with other materials to encourage an individual approach to problem solving and design.
Every Pack makes 30 models (10 each of three designs)
Every Pack contains teachers notes
Every pack has reusable components. Stock up on your educational supplies.

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