Build your foundation in architectural design with the fascinating “Architectural Engineering” STEM experiment kit that, through 26 activities, explores the engineering principles behind planning and developing buildings and structures. Through 26 more model-building exercises included in the "Simple Machines" set, you will gain hands-on experience with gears and all six classic simple machines: wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, and wedges. Simple machines are all around us (the flagpole at school, the wheelbarrow in your backyard, the seesaw at the playground!) and they are used to make complex tasks easier to do! Finally, learn about the properties of materials and how they are used in engineering in "Materials Engineering and Exploring Properties" by Robert Snedden.