My old Google account reached its' limit, so I lost a lot of images for my blog that were saved there when I deleted it. I'm actively working to replace all my images to each post starting from most recent and working my way back. I also hope to update bad links if time permits. Currently I've restored years 2014-present, I still have yet to do 2013 and back but hope to have them restored sometime in 2022.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

K'nex Simple Machines Gears - Crank Fan

K is really enjoying physics and one of the recent projects she made was an crank fan from the K'nex Simple Machines Gears Kit.  She was so excited to start the kit and at first, the parts weren't fitting but she realized after going back over the directions, that she put something in the wrong place.  She was so excited to complete her fan and she learned so much about gears!

I highly recommend the kit, there are a total of 7 projects to build:  crank fan, car window, blender, phonograph, eggbeater, stationary bike and chainsaw.


  1. I've looked at K'nex but never purchased it. Glad to hear a recommendation from a mom. I know my boys would love this.

  2. I was the same and finally bought this Education kit and then realized how useful it was in teaching, thanks for the comment Gina! :-)