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Cambridge Brainbox Primary 2 Electronics Kit

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  • Covers National Curriculum Science Key Stages 1 & 2
  • Worksheets and notes for teachers and parents included
  • Over 100 experiments to build understanding
  • Learn about and design electric circuits
  • Robust, brightly coloured and number coded parts aid construction

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Technical Details
Item Weight748 g
Product Dimensions42 x 28.8 x 4.8 cm
Batteries:4 AA batteries required.
Our recommended age:8 - 12 years
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 12 years
Item model numberELKT92100
Educational Objective(s)Numeracy, Literacy & Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players1 to 4
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition95% plastic
Remote Control Included?No
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
Colorblack
  
Additional Information
ASINB001MJ7DB2
Best Sellers Rank 20,049 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight780 g
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Date First Available28 Nov. 2008
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Product Description

The Primary2 kit is designed to teach children the basic principles of electrics and electronics in a fun way. The Primary kit is suitable for use in the classroom or the home. It covers the requirements of the Science National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 & 2 with links to Design and Technology and adds many extra exciting experiments for good measure! How do the parts fit together? All the parts fit together with press-studs on a baseboard. Very little skill is required to assemble the components so making the kit suitable for all abilities. What instructions are provided? The manual contains all the National Curriculum worksheets covering Key Stage 1 and 2 Science at levels 2F, 4F and 6G, complete with teacher/parent notes, it also shows all the circuits that can be built with the kit.

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We received the Primary Kit with some other Cambridge BrainBox Kits as a Present.

This company seem to have two different size Kits for the 8 to 13 age level.
They charge £14.99 for the Primary Kit which includes 100 experiments
whereas the £29.99 Primary Plus Kit includes 500 experiments.

Anyway on to the Primary Kit which cost us £14.99 - it came in a large box with enough parts to construct over 100 experiments.
The parts were brightly coloured and number coded - which really did help us in the construction - and the bits seemed to be strong.

We have tried 2 of the kits now and my kids think that they are playing a game and having fun,
but at the same time they have been learning about Electronics. This is certainly easier than trying to get them to do their homework.

The Primary Kit is designed to teach children the basic principles of electricity and electronics.
It covers the requirements of the Science National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 & 2 with links to Design and Technology and adds many extra exciting experiments for good measure!

We experimented with controlling how to make lamps get brighter and got a motor working. Building the flying fan was great fun.
But the kids made a bit too much noise experimenting with electronic sirens.

We had to steer them to some of the quieter projects like building Electric Circuits, Light Emitting Diodes, Learning about different types of Switches and experimenting with Conductors and Insulators. We are now moving on to Series and Parallel Circuits

The teacher at our local school loves these kits because they teach at Key Stage level and are linked to the National Curriculum.
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My 5 year old was given this as a present and he loves it. He very quickly worked out that you need to have a complete circuit and he happily makes different circuits to do different things. With a bit of explanation he understands what is going on so can trouble shoot on his own. It is so easy to pop together that there is no reason why younger children cannot benefit - particularly with a bit of adult help.
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My son got this for his 7th birthday, and 18 months on still loves it! I highly recommend it as it has kept him busy for hours on end. We will now be getting him Cars and Boats for Xmas
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I bought this for my 7 yr son last christmas, he loves it. He found the instructions easy to follow so was up and running in a couple of minutes. The helicopter and the sirens are great fun, he also experiments by using bits of tin foil, cutlery and other bits and pieces as part of the circuit to see what does and doesn't conduct electricty.
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My son got this from his grandmother last birthday (age 6) and has played and played with it. It comes with an easy to follow set of plans for instant gratification...loud noises, dramatic flight of a spinning disc and lights flashing but has spent hours creating his own circuits. Well worth the money and far better value than some available at 2 and 3 times the price. Definately recommended for little boys with active minds!
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My son who is 8 loves this toy. He spends hours experimenting with different circuits. His brother who is 5 also enjoys connecting the pieces togerther and trying to make the lights or sirens work. I don't think they can understand the principles of connecting circuits in series or parallel but it doesn't seem to matter
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Looking for an economically priced electronics kit for my 8 year old nephew, I came across this "Primary 2 Kit". At GBP19.95 it seemed to be reasonably priced and the description suggested it was complex enough to be interesting, without being too over the top. I wasn't sure that my nephew would be interested in messing around with such a kit, so there didn't seem much point in blowing a fortune on a more expensive or more complicated job.

On arrival, I had a look through it before I gave it to him. My impression was that it seemed fairly cheaply made. The box itself has fairly poor quality print on it, with noticeable graininess of script and imagery. The building blocks are strips of plastic with snap buttons on the end of them (similar to those that you find on the front of a coat). Electronic components appear roughly soldered on the back of the strips, leaving them open to damage if handled roughly. One of the strips is a dummy strip, which can be used to extend the kit with your own components, but there doesn't appear to be a good method of attaching components to it. It can also be confusing for the child if he accidentally uses the dummy strip in a circuit: it isn't immediately obvious why the circuit won't work. Still, this teaches fault finding skills, so I guess it's kind of a feature. My biggest gripe would be the instruction manual: it seems more oriented towards assisted play, with the parent guiding the child. I would have preferred two sets of instructions: one written appropriately for the the child and one with additional teaching aids for the parent. My nephew is a good reader, so he *could* certainly read the instructions, but he is simply too lazy to do so.

That said, my nephew immediately fell in love with the kit and started playing with it.
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