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KEVA Structures 400 Plank Set (6 copies) No glue or connectors required...simply stack the precision-milled, solid pine KEVA planks to create buildings, monuments and geometric forms. Its the ideal activity to help kids gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture, building and design. The 400 Plank Set comes with an oversized, black zippered canvas storage bag and a 24-page, full-color idea booklet with build-out instructions. Age Recommendation: Ages 5 and up.
KEVA Contraptions Young thinkers can build unbelievable ball track structures with this simple stacking plank system. Create ramps, funnels, chutes and crazy contraptions like the "Black Hole" and "Bounce Plate." Then find out if the ball rolls as expected. Fostering unlimited creativity and experimentation, MindWare's KEVA planks build an early understanding of proportion and balance, while teaching basic principles of physics and engineering. No glue, no connectors-just loads of constructive fun. Includes: 400 identical wooden planks, 2 specially designed lightweight balls for maximum action and an 18-page idea book with project photos and quick-start instructions sent in a black KEVA bag with handles.
KEVA Brain Builders Game Approach KEVA from a whole new angle. Full-color cards include a 2-D building challenge on one side and the solution on the other. Manipulate your KEVA planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. Contains: 20 KEVA planks, 30 double-sided cards, 2 instruction cards in a zippered carrying case. Can be used with KEVA Structures 400 Plank Set (600417) & KEVA Contraptions (600447). Please book separately.
Concepts discovered while building
Leverage Velocity/mass/force relationships
Slope vs velocity
2D vs 3D design
Linear vs parabolic shapes
Grade Level: Primary, Elementary, Middle, High
# of KEVA Structures Kits Available: 6
# of KEVA Contraptions Kits Available: 1
Content Area: All
Subject: Engineering, Building, Problem-solving, Creative-thinking
KEVA Curriculum Guide
This 81 page curriculum guide is filled with detailed lesson plans with sections for math, science, art, history, social sciences and reading. his guide will change the way you thought of using KEVA planks in your classroom. All lessons are correlated to national standards.
Teaching Art w/ KEVA Planks
This four page handout is similar to the STEM handout but the challenges focus on design, patterns and artistic expression.
STEM Anytime, Anyplace
This four page handout is packed with simple open ended challenges. Enough ideas for a full year.