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Learning Resources STEM Challenge Set, Wacky Wheels Wheel Ball

By: Learning Resources Item#: 1600885
Encourage your early learners through a trial and error approach to problem solving through game-like challenges. This wheel ball set offers an early introduction to concepts such as speed, angles, and distances. The physics-inspired activity set gives kids a seemingly simple goal - send the included launch balls rolling up ramps, over obstacles, through a target hoop, and into the goal cup. Once they begin, kids use trial-and-error play as they tweak the course setups, launch speeds, and other variables in search of a successful result. Hoop target, when constructed, stands approximately 12 inches tall. Age 5+. Grade K+.

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  • A fun, interactive way to encourage early STEM skills
  • Use trial-and-error, engineering, and critical thinking skills to complete challenges
  • Full-color booklet is filled with challenges that increase in difficulty and provide leveled play
  • Completely kid-powered; doesn’t require any batteries, springs, or rubber bands for operation

What's in the Box

  • 1 Paddle-Wheel Launcher (2 Pieces)
  • 2 Launch Balls
  • 5 X-Shaped Blocks
  • 1 Ramp
  • 1 Goal Cup
  • 1 Hook Target (2 Pieces)
  • 1 Set of Decorative Stickers
  • 5 Challenge Cards
  • Activity Booklet


CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Item #:1600885

Brand:Learning Resources

Grade Level:Early Childhood-Elementary

Selling UOM:Each

Ship Method:Parcel

Certifications:Not Applicable


Safety:CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Allergens:Contains No Allergens

Description:Wheel Ball


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Learning Resources STEM Challenge Set, Wacky Wheels Wheel Ball is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This toy is excellent! This has been so fun to watch my two children (6) and (3) work together, cheer each other on, and find ways to get the balls to shoot through the hoop. It's a great way to get their gears working!
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Build obstacles to launch and hit your targets STEM challenge wacky wheels let you build, launch and crash things. It's a great engineering game for kids 5 and up. The kit comes with 15 pieces which includes 2 balls, a wheel launcher, a ramp, 3 piece hoop target, 5 X targets, a goal cup, sticker sheets and a booklet. The booklet has 9 suggested challenges. Our five year old son loves doing the challenges and trying to create his own obstacle course. He puts the balls in the launcher and spins the wheel to launch the ball through hoop or via a ramp to knock down X targets. He loves rearranging the pieces and is learning about speed and thrust and other science concepts. Only tricky part was putting on the stickers as the instruction was not very clear as to where they should go.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and educational! Not only is this has also kept my kids entertained for hours!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and educational! Not only is this has also kept my kids entertained for hours!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Product Educational
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great STEM fun! I recieved this product as part of an incentivized review program. My kids (ages 4 and 7) have a blast with this STEM challenge. They love taking turns and seeing who can get the ball through the ring on the first try. They complete the challenges included in the booklet and then come up with their own to try to challenge each other. It definitely takes a lot of skill and precise adjustments to complete the challenges. It's so fun to watch their brains working! We love interactive, educational toys. They really don't even know they are learning!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great STEM Challenges for a Variety of Ages The Wacky Wheels Stem Challenge set is great fun for a variety of ages. It's a fun twist on the Pendulonium set; in this case, you use a spinning wheel to propel the objects in each challenge. I would say this set is more challenging because finding the right speed to spin the wheel proved challenging for my 10 year old. The Pendulonium set seems more suited to beginners; this one feels like a step up. As an added bonus, I LOVE that the sets coordinate and that children are encouraged to combine sets for added challenges. That is something that my 10 year old has loved--combining sets. Also, I have included a photo here of one of the pages of the directions for Wacky Wheels because I wanted to show another great feature. I love how the instructions encourage your child to create their own challenges with objects from home--like the books featured in the photo. I received this toy as a part of an incentivized review program.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting for kids! This was such a great way to introduce more STEM related products to my 4 year old. It was great to see how he was excited to build the ramp and keep trying when it was not working. It is challenging for him to think outside of the box. I would not think he would play this on a daily basis but bringing it out from the mom's hiding spot from time to time will keep him entertained.
Date published: 2018-05-24

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