"HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET" Product Description:
Inspire your young chemical engineer by building factories!
The HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET is both a Girder and Panel building set, and an engineering kit for kids!
Use the Girder and Panel basic construction parts to build the factory plant structure. Use the pump, tanks, valves, and piping to build the factory plant within the Girder and Panel structure. Add water for hours of hands-on engineering, and lots of fascinating fun in the process!
With the HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET you can follow the instructions to build a model of a plastics plant, distillation tower, and an ice cream factory.
With each structure you build, add the water and experiment like a real engineer! Discover how a siphon works! Balance the flow through the plant by adjusting the valves! Enjoy playing with moving water!
The HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET will inspire future chemical engineers!
Packaged in a white plastic tote with bright blue handles, the bottom half of the tote serves as the base of the set and has a footing inside. All the pieces fit inside the tote when disassembled for easy storage and transportation.
The HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET includes basic construction parts (100 beams, 80 clumns, 12 short columns, and 6 diagonal braces), tray and pump (the tray box, electric pump, outlet pipe with adapter for the pump, and coil of tubing), pipe and tank connectors (straight, "T", and elbow connectors; pipe supports; valves; spigot covers; large tank collars; and small tank collars), tank parts (for the large, small, and square tanks), AND specialty tank parts (siphon, float valve, tilt scale, ball flow meter, rotometer, and spray head). Over 300 pieces.
Product Size: 17" x 11.5" x 4"
Product Weight: 5.8 lbs
12 Short Columns
6 Diagonal Braces
Outlet Pipe with Adapter for Valves
Large Tank Collars
Small Tank Collars
Ball Flow Meter
Tote with Handle
Engineering Idea Book
iParenting Media Award
Product Warnings & Safety Information:
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS. This kit contains small pieces and is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
This product has passed tests for lead and heavy metals, and conform to ASTM F963-03, the American Society for Testing and Materials standard for toy safety. It has also been tested to both the ASTMF 963-03 standard the the 16 CFR 1303 Standard and are in compliant with government regulations.
NOTES FROM LAURI:
Introduce engineering concepts through the fun of play! The HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET introduces physics and chemical engineering concepts by building plants and factories, and experimenting with water flows. Playing with water is a great way to learn!
The manual is really excellent. The manual is large (10"x12"), easy to read, and has great color instructions for each step. The manual includes information about Girder and Panel sets, the parts included in this set, and extra parts that you can add. The manual has details about every piece of the hydrodynamic setup (the valves, covers, scales, meters, etc) and how they are used, and their purpose. The manual concludes with a "Did You Know?" section with interesting facts about water, valves, chemical factories, and chemical engineers.
The manual includes instructions for many projects to build. There are examples of factories to build with this HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE SET (a plastics plant, distillation tower, and an ice cream factory). There is an example of how you can progressively build a vinegar production facility.
Parts are scaled to the common HO scale (1/87). This means that the many, many HO accessories available, such as cars, trucks, trees, and trains, can be added to your factory. If you build a factory, and you have HO cars and/or trains, wouldn't that be a fun place to play?
Girder and Panel building sets are fantastic building sets. The HYDRODYNAMIC DELUXE uses Girder and Panel building parts for the structure of the factories. This is a great introduction to Girder and Panel building sets! If you find they are really fun, try our TEKTON TOWER or TEKTON PLAZA products, which focus on the building part (versus the engineering part) of Girder and Panel sets.
Girder and Panel sets have been around a long time, and are now being "re-introduced". Did you play with Girder and Panel sets as a child? These products provide a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to share their engineering and building interest with a new generation. Learn about the history of Girder and Panel sets and more details of how you put them together under the "Learn More" tab.
Consider this set for a cool Science Fair project. The manual includes example questions for you to investigate for your own interest, or for a great science fair project. An example of a question is, "What filter is best for cleaning water?" There is also an example of an engineering schematic drawing of the ice cream factory, so if you want to do something similar for a science fair project you have an example to follow. If your child loves building and engineering, s/he may have a great idea of their own how this set can be used for a science fair project!
Hydrodynamic Deluxe Set is an awesome building and engineering set, and very unique!
This product is one of my personal favorites on the website because it is a very unique product. It's hard to find quality products that truly help kids develop engineering skills through play, particularly with chemical engineering. This one has inspired young kids to become chemical engineers for decades, I hope it will inspire your child as well!