The Way Things Work
Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to 14 who have a bit of patience and an interest in engineering basics, try one of Bridge Street’s many Girder & Panel construction sets. Each one includes an instruction book with engineering drawings. We liked the hydrodynamic sets — complete with tanks, pipes, valves, and pumps — best. (Who doesn’t love playing with water?) Pictured here is the deluxe set ($84.95). Available from Bridge Street Toys of Weston, Massachusetts. 781-237-5005; bridgestreettoys.com
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