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Smithsonian® Motor-Works Advanced Science Kit

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About this item


  • Build a Working Model of a 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Valves Rock, Spark Plugs Fire and Pistons Drive Crankshaft
  • Battery Operated Moving Parts and Lights
  • 35" x 23" Color Poster
  • Includes STEM Educational Content
  • Requires 2AA Batteries (Not Included)
Smithsonian® Motor-Works™ Advanced Science Kit.Includes: 2 Washers, 2 Shafts in Various Lengths, 4 Exhaust Valves, 4 Intake Valves, 8 Valve Stems, 4 Piston Pins, 8 Piston Halves, 4 Connecting Rod Keepers, 4 Connecting Rods, 8 Timing Cams, 8 Rocker Arms, 1 Crankshaft, 1 Crankshaft Pulley, 1 Fan Pulley, 1 Fan, 1 Engine Mounting Stand, 5 Bearings, 1 Clutch Housing, 1 Oil-Pan, 1 Lower Crankcase, 1 Rocker Arm Cover, 1 Upper Cylinder Head, 1 Timing Belt, 1 Timing Wheel, 1 Timing Gear, 1 Belt Tensioning Pulley, 1 Lower Cylinder Head, 1 Cylinder Block, 1 Dipstick, 1 Positioning Jig, 1 Timing Belt Cover, 1 Intake Manifold, 1 Exhaust Manifold, 1 Carburetor Cover, 1 Carburetor Bowl, 1 Front Half of Water Pump, 1 Rear Half of Water Pump, 1 Flywheel Clutch, 1 Fan Belt, 1 Head Gasket, 8 Valve Springs, 1 Distributor Assembly, 1 Drive Module, 1 Battery Pack, 67 Screws and Color Poster with Instructions.
Material: Plastic, plastic, metal
Includes: Instruction guide
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Grade Level: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Number of Players: 1 Player
Educational Focus: Science, technology, engineering
Power Source: Battery
Battery: 2 AA Alkaline, Required, not included
TCIN: 51170850
UPC: 042409518755
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-2406
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WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Directions hard to follow

(would not recommend)
2 out of 5 stars
Sara53 6 months ago
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Cool kit in theory, but I’m an adult and the directions were hard to follow, and once we got it all put together something was causing it to jam (there were several unclear directions where i guessed, so it was likely my fault). If the directions were clearer i’d rate it well, but as it is, it’s pro...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Didn't work

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Bad experience 8 months ago
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Bad experience, my son putting together and didn't work at allsee moreof the reviewer's review
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Great stem project

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
Dawn L 1 year ago
verified purchaser
I purchased this for my 13 year old son he loved it the only thing is luckily my husband has a firm grasp on automotive engines so that is a plus my husband also noticed that the directions seemed to leave out some vital steps....thats where the knowledge of engine mechanics come in other than that ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
Judie 1 year ago
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I bought this for my almost 8 year old Grandson thinking it would be a good Father and Son activity. They did enjoy putting it together, although father did most of the work. It was a good teaching activity, however I would recommend it for an older boy.see moreof the reviewer's review
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Missing parts

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4 out of 5 stars
MamiOf6 1 year ago
My 14 year old loved it! Except the missing parts. Still waiting for them.see moreof the reviewer's review
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