Geomag have extended the Classic toy, with its bars and spheres, adding new mechanical elements that give you new opportunities to play: move it with your hand or with a “mechanical knob” to start chain reactions caused by magnetic attraction or repulsion.
Exploring the world of the magical invisible forces of magnetism and gravity, Gravity represents an innovative evolution of the Geomagworld Mechanics line. The “gravity engine” of the new line is able to use the weight of the Geomag spheres to trigger the mechanism of Mechanics constructions, without resorting to electric or battery motors. The activity, based on principles of magnetism and gravity, makes Mechanics Gravity a STEM product able to stimulate all levels of scientific insights.
What our testers said
“It’s like magic.” – Boy aged 5
“The ball goes down the windy slide – it’s gravity.” – Boy aged 9
What our experts think
A fun, magnetic construction system that fully engaged our testers. They loved using the pieces and their own imagination to create their own structures, which promotes creativity, and there was lots of discussion of what to do and why things were happening (which builds on cause and effect logic).
The toy is great for trial and error learning – this is important as it is active problem solving which promotes logic and strategy; children can see in real time where they have gone wrong and learn to solve their errors. The magnet and motor features of the toy compliment STEM learning in the curriculum – key concepts of engineering and science such as magnetism, forces and structures are taught in a simple and active way, ideal for developing knowledge and understanding.
Our testers demonstrated lots of determination and then pride when they finished – the pieces were small and so required a good degree of fine motor control. Slotting and arranging construction toys like this together also builds upon hand-eye coordination, visual awareness and dexterity.
– Allows for creative play
– Promotes understanding of magnetism and forces
– Encourages trial and error learning