PEPPER MINT

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  • Pepper Mint in the Great Treehouse Engineering AdventureIn this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint visits her aunt who is a scientist researching primates. She lives in a treehouse in the rainforest on the island of Borneo. The treehouse is not connected to the electrical power grid, but Pepper Mint and her aunt devise mechanical inventions to accomplish various tasks. They equip the treehouse with mechanical equipment using pulleys, winches, and gears, and learn lessons in physics. Projects include a rope ladder, a pulley to lift heavy objects into the treehouse, a rubber-band-powered lift, a rotating palm leaf umbrella, a zipline, a catapult, and a trap door. At the end of the story, Pepper Mint wires up a string of LED lanterns using conductive thread and a battery holder to light up the treehouse in the dark jungle night. While doing this, she learns about electric circuits. The kit includes materials to build the treehouse and do the projects, a full-colour illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine.
  • COMING SOONPepper Mint in the Fantastic Underwater Science VoyageIn this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint accompanies an expedition to the Bermuda Triangle. Soon she discovers that the ocean water there behaves in strange and unexpected ways. When the onboard systems of the research vessel fail, Pepper Mint figures out how to use water to make simple hydraulic machines and conduct experiments with pressure and density. The accompanying story takes the characters from experiment to experiment and shows them how to power small machines with the help of water. Pepper Mint constructs a rig to raise and lower the ship’s flag and a series of hydraulic devices including a ship’s crane. A deep-sea fish with big snapping jaws is modeled using a scissors mechanism. Finally, Pepper Mint fixes the ship’s propeller and discovers it produces a lot of tiny air bubbles, which inspires the creation of an electric bubble-blowing machine with a propeller. The experiments teach lessons in mechanical physics, electric circuits, and physical science principles related to water and air. The kit includes materials to build the boat and do the projects, a full-colour illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine.
  • We all know Pepper Mint loves to investigate and explore, so it’s no wonder that when she hears of the mysterious Hidden Island, she immediately sets off to find it. But once she discovers it, she must use her ingenuity and scientific reasoning to get back home.In this story-based STEM kit, you can join our curious young scientist on her quest. First, you’ll use colorfully printed wooden panels to build an island experiment-and-play station. Then, it’s time to follow along with the storybook-style manual to conduct the experiments Pepper Mint performs. Explore the topic of solar energy and its useful applications as you build a solar panel with a photovoltaic cell and test it with different light sources. Use solar radiation to operate a solar thermal tower with a spinning pinwheel. Learn how to tell the time with a sundial and how to turn salt water into fresh water by growing salt crystals with solar-powered evaporation. Finally, use a solar cell to power a small boat with a vibrating motor — Pepper Mint’s ticket to escaping the island!Just as with the other kits in the award-winning Pepper Mint series, your models can be used long after the fun of experimenting alongside this curious young engineer is complete. These models become the setting for infinite adventures and storylines--limited only by your imagination! Combine models from other Pepper Mint kits to embark on a truly extensive, fun (and educational!) playtime adventure. Scale Pepper Mint figurine included.
  • Pepper Mint’s adventures continue, this time in space! In this story-based STEM kit, our creative young heroine goes on a mission to the Red Planet, making all sorts of out-of-this-world scientific discoveries along the way. As you read the story, you can embark on a scientific journey as well. First, you’ll use colorfully printed wooden panels to construct your own models of Pepper’s rocket ship experiment-and-play station and Mars rover. Then, it’s time for the experiments: From floating astronauts to magnetic slime, Pepper Mint accompanies you every step of the way!In seven cool and wacky experiments, you’ll investigate magnetism as you discover invisible magnetic fields with iron powder, help Pepper hover in the air using magnetic forces, control the Mars rover with a bar magnet, and more.Just as with the other kits in the award-winning Pepper Mint line, your rocket ship and Mars rover models can be used long after the fun of experimenting alongside this curious young engineer is complete. These models become the setting for infinite adventures and storylines — limited only by your imagination! Combine models from other Pepper Mint kits to embark on a truly extensive, fun (and educational!) playtime adventure.