In this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint accompanies a research expedition to the Bermuda Triangle. She discovers that the ocean water there behaves in strange and unexpected ways! After building a large wooden model of the research vessel, kids can follow along on Pepper's adventure as she figures out how to use water to make hydraulic machines when the ship's systems fail-and learns lessons in science and engineering in the process. Projects include: rigging for the ship's flag, a hydraulic crane, wave-simulation mechanism, fish model with mechanical jaws, propeller, and experiments with soap and bubbles! Read the story, build the models, conduct the experiments, and have fun playing with the research vessel playset and Pepper Mint figure!
Ages 8 - 98