What is it
Gearphun has been designed to explore the basic physics of movement and rotation, the effects of friction and creating power and how simple machines need and use gears. Each set in our Gearphun Starter range includes side-joining squares and triangles, drive gear wheels, spinning gear wheels, 5 hole bricks, 25 hole bricks, crank handle, X, T, R joiners, wheels, long and short connecting pieces and end stops.
With an array of pieces, creative youngsters are able to make 2D and 3D models. Moreover, using the included Guide Book, children can work through each level of difficulty, gradually working up to building models that are more complex.
This 200 piece Gearphun Starter Set includes 4 instruction sheets and a set of 16 work cards. Supplied in a clear tray with silver lid, allowing for easy storage once playtime is over. Includes 200 pieces. Conforms to current European safety standards.
What our team of testers said
"Can you put this here? It might work!" - Girl aged 9
"The wheels can go together." - Boy aged 7
- Explores the science of movement and rotation
- Allows for trial and error learning and problem solving
- Encourages children to follow instructions
What our experts think
The Morphun Gearphun system is designed to be strong, durable and flexible, and we liked that it taught the children about the physics of gears in a fun and engaging way. Our testers enjoyed engaging in free play and making their own creations from the available pieces, promoting creative and flexible thinking. They were impressed with the variety of pieces available to them and once shown the booklet, they enjoyed making some of the designs from the clear and easy to follow instructions.
We enjoyed watching them develop their problem-solving skills and teamwork when discussing how to make the cogs work, it required them to use logic and strategy which are important components in science and technology. Morphun sets support the National Curriculum and STEM education. The cards with tasks enable children to develop their ability to follow instructions, and these become progressively more difficult which means the set will grow with the children. Some of our testers did need to be shown how to attach the pieces but once it was demonstrated they didn’t need any further help.
- RRP: £46.00
- Brands: morphun
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Construction toys
Science & Nature
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world