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Prepare to get your wheels turning with the AP Dragster Maker Project. Students use the provided tools and their imaginations to create AP dragsters and test them with the AP Dragster Launcher. The project includes AP Dragster Pack, AP Dragster Launcher, and a hand pump. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.


These large gear mechanisms in this compound machine enable students to feel the mechanical advantage gained by using gears and pulleys. Let students first experience how much force is required to pull a classmate on a scooter across the floor. Then, weave the rope through the large gear train and have the student use the handle to pull in the classmate. Two separate devices provide gearing up and gearing down opportunities.

Requires scooter and cones, not included.


Eager to get your elementary classroom involved in the maker movement? The Elementary Maker Space Package has what you need to get students moving, thinking, creating, and building. With a wide variety of hands-on projects ranging from straw rockets to roller coasters, your students’ minds will be filled with endless possibilities. This package includes 18 Pitsco products from the following themes: Aerospace, Dragsters, Engineering, Math, Structures, and Sustainable Energy.


Features 16 principle models, four main models, and four problem-solving models that enable students to investigate and understand the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life: gears, wheels and axles, levers, and pulleys.

$65.00 $55.95

Students perform a balancing act as they learn about the lever as a simple machine. By balancing either by themselves or with another student on this seesaw device, they feel how a lever can help achieve a task. By being able to move the fulcrum, they can also learn how the fulcrum’s position can level the playing field between two different “loads.”

The Seesaw Lever is constructed of durable wood parts and is appropriately sized for young students.


This soft, durable wedge provides a safe, hands-on experience with this simple machine that makes separating two items or two parts of an item an easier task. Plus, it encourages physical activity with a safe tool.


Ready to teach physical science concepts in combination with physical education? The STEM in the Gym™ – Simple Machines Package will help you do just that! This 2016 GESS Education Award Winner for Best Product to Promote Health and Fitness in the Classroom is an innovative program geared toward elementary grades, students will actually experience the mechanical advantage of each simple machine while learning about force, load, work, and more.

The package includes the curriculum and all the specialized equipment to set up a complete program for 24 students (per period):

  • 8 Soft Wedges
  • 8 Seesaw Levers
  • 6 Wheel & Axle Demonstrators
  • 6 Screw Hatches
  • 6 Wall Pulley Packages
  • 6 Big Gears Demonstrators
  • STEM in the Gym – Simple Machines book and DVD to guide teachers through the setup and implementation of seven physical activities that provide students with a kinesthetic lesson in simple machines

Requires scooters, cones, and floor mats, not included.


Store and transport your STEM in the Gym™ equipment with the STEM in the Gym Cart. The cart keeps your equipment organized and creates a quick and easy way of tidying up and storing in between usage. The cart has enough space to hold:

  • 4 Soft Wedges
  • 4 Seesaw Levers
  • 3 Wheel & Axle Demonstrators
  • 3 Screw Hatches
  • 3 Wall Pulley Packages
  • 3 Big Gears Demonstrators

Each item has a designated area in the cart. If you’re looking for the perfect way to store your STEM in the Gym materials, then look no further than the STEM in the Gym Cart. Assembly required. Note: Two carts are required to hold the complete 24-student Simple Machines Package (37579).