The ultimate creative construction and building set for the classroom. The Simple Machines Deluxe set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts associated with simple machines – Levers, Pulleys, Wheel & Axles, Inclined Planes, and Gears. Students are provided with the opportunity to acquire skills using a hands-on, inquiry based approach to information and concepts as they build, investigate, discuss, and evaluate scientific principles in action.
Building on the simple machine concepts, students further their STEM knowledge by exploring and building more complex and sophisticated real-world examples.

The teacher's guide provides the information and resources needed to build students' understanding of the scientific concepts, identifies student objectives for each investigation, and offers plans and scripts to successfully present selected models and their associated activities. Student Activity and Reference Sheets comprise illustrations and definitions of some of the concepts featured in the model building activities.

Set includes 3447 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 60 fully-function replicas of real-world machines. Supports 10-15 students working in teams. Primary 5 to Secondary 3. Building instructions and comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards are included.

Key Concepts
  • Effort Arm, Resistance (Load) Arm, and Fulcrum
  • Classes of Levers
  • Fixed/Moveable & Combination Pulleys
  • Block & Tackle
  • Gear Ratio
  • Gear Configurations
  • Wheel & Axle
  • Inclined Plane/Wedge/Screw
  • Friction and Slope
  • Mechanical Advantage