Once the cannon is built, children can challenge other players to see who scores more goals. In addition to magnetic rods and steel spheres, Geomag Mechanics adds mechanical elements within the construction platform that allows for expanded play possibilities.
– 96-piece Magnetic construction platform that combines magnetism with mechanical construction
– Build a magnetic cannon and challenge other players to see who scores more goals
– STEM.org certified
What our testers said
“Watch me score a goal – yay!” – Girl aged 8
“I found this more fun to build than to play. They have some good ideas in the book but also spare parts so I could make my own games up.” – Girl aged 10
What our experts think
The great thing about the Mechanics Challenge Goal set is that it encourages a creative approach to problem-solving which has many learning benefits. It teaches perseverance and logical thinking by encouraging children to follow steps in putting together a working mechanism.
Our testers were also very impressed by the mechanics of how the game works once built and the children enjoyed taking it in turns to challenge each other with how far they could launch the ball. They did find the balls rolled better when launched on a hard floor rather than on carpet.
– Encourages creative problem-solving
– Develops interest in science and engineering
– Builds scientific vocabulary