Launched in 1998, Geomag is a construction system toy that mixes engineering and mathematics into playtime.
The Mechanics Gravity Magnetic Track harnesses the invisible forces of magnetism and gravity through original and surprising means. The spheres inside the circuit are set in motion by an innovative magnetic cannon that uses the force of attraction of the accelerating magnet. The motion is provided by the invisible forces of Gravity and Magnetism, without using electricity or batteries.
Magnetic toys are a wonderful way to play while exploring science, technology, engineering and maths. The Geomag series help children of all ages to develop imagination and curiosity through the science of magnetic constructions.
The picture on the box is a two-level circuit with a small 360° loop, two magnetic cannons, and metal balls running round it. The instructions are picture-based and it will take you about an hour to build it. You then use the magnetic cannons to fire the metal balls into the circuit, watch them go around the circuit including the 360° loop, then they exit into a small contained area for you to start all over again.
Suitable for 8 years and up. Each construction set can be combined with the rest of the Mechanics Gravity product line: Mechanics Gravity Race Track, Mechanics Gravity Vertical Motor and Mechanics Gravity Elevator Circuit. The ‘Easy Combo’ system allows you to build different models and connect them within just 3 moves. This makes for lots more possibilities and endless fun.
Geomag Mechanics Loops and Turns Construction Set – 130pc £36.99 from Toys R Us.