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K’NEX Education – STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set


Watch kids turn your living space into an amusement park with the K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Swing Ride Building Set.

Children can build a working swing ride with this educational building set. Each package contains 470 brightly colored pieces, including variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved . Parts can be connected together to create constructions that actually move, thanks to a battery-powered motor that uses two AA batteries. This engineering set can also be used for building two other rides — a boom ride and a Ferris wheel. Playing with this educational toy will unleash children’s imaginative skills by letting them build amazing structures with their own two hands.

This toy also promotes growth in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subjects, thanks to its complex and cognitive approach to entertainment. Not only does it offer kids a fun playtime session — it also helps develop their natural curiosity and creativity, and lets them learn not only by thinking about concepts but through hands-on experience as well.

This set can also be used in schools, allowing students to find solutions and turn parts into whole constructions. An experiment guide walks children through the process of building the amusement park ride models. The manual contains complete details on the three inquiry-based engineering projects that are easy for kids to follow and implement. This STEAM toy is specially designed for children in grade levels 5‒9, ages 8 and up. It is best used by one to three children at a time, promoting camaraderie, teamwork, and social skills.

Let children have fun while learning with the K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Swing Ride Building Set.

Product Features

  • 486 COLORFUL PIECES – The K’NEX Education STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set includes 486 different brightly colored parts. Pieces include gears, variously sized connectors, and multiple styles of rods: short, long, straight and curved. These parts can be attached together to build simple structures or elaborate constructions, enhancing children’s imaginations and turning their ideas into working creations.
  • STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS – Kids can create a fully functional swing ride with this construction set. The package comes with a battery-powered motor that works on two AA batteries, bringing kids’ ideas to life. Aside from the swing, they can also build two other amusement park ride models with this toy set – a boom ride and a Ferris wheel. Let middle-school students learn as they have fun with this K’NEX Education building set.
  • EXPERIMENT GUIDE – The three included experiments contain complete details on conducting the hands-on, inquiry-based engineering projects based around the models and include information about the different parts and pieces. Parents can assist their children in the beginning until kids get the hang of it.
  • PROMOTES TEAMWORK – Specially designed for children ages 8 and up, this engineering set is more fun when constructed with friends. Students in grades 5-9 can create the models alone or with two other classmates. Through teamwork, students will learn how mass affects speed, how to gear up and gear down, and much more! The set promotes camaraderie and the development of social skills, too.
  • STEAMagination : It’s the connection of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) with a child’s natural curiosity and creativity and it powers the fun of each and every K’NEX building set. Building with K’NEX puts children on a path towards a fundamental understanding of STEAM/STEM subjects.
  • LESSON PLANS AND EXPERIMENTS: All K’NEX Education sets come with either a comprehensive guide for teachers or an experiment guide for student-led learning. All lesson plans and experiment guides are written by expert educators and feature hands-on, inquiry-based projects that engage students in today’s busy classroom.
  • ALIGNED TO NATIONAL STANDARDS: K’NEX Education teacher guides and experiment guides are aligned to national educational standards, including ITEEA, NSES, NCTM, NGSS and Common Core.
  • REAL WORLD LEARNING: Study after study reveals that students have more success learning STEM subjects through activities related to the real world rather than reading about abstract concepts in textbooks. K’NEX Education sets allow students to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the principles that make them work.

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Free Ride


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K’NEX Thrill Rides – Space Invasion Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App – 438Piece – Ages 7+ Building Set


Build it! and Ride it! with the K’NEX Thrill Rides Space Invasion Roller Coaster with the K’NEX Ride It! app. Experience K’NEX Thrill Rides in a whole new way with this space themed coaster perfect for boys or girls ages 7 and older. Build the Space Invasion toy roller coaster with the included 438 K’NEX parts and pieces including coaster track, roller coaster car, motor and themed graphics! The rods and connectors click together to create a 3D configuration and a coaster that stands over 2 feet tall. The Space Invasion Roller Coaster has a battery-powered motor moves the coaster to the top of the hill, before it zooms through loops and curves. The coaster requires two AA batteries, which are not included. In a new twist to K’NEX Thrill Rides, upon completion of building the coaster, children can download the free K’NEX: Ride It! app to take their play to a brand-new level. Once downloaded, children can ride the Space Invasion Roller Coaster in 2D or in VR, if a virtual reality viewer is accessible to them. Or, take building into the digital world! Rebuild the Space Invasion in the app or create any coaster you can imagine. Once done building in the app, kids can then ride what they just built! The K’NEX: Ride it! app perfectly marries a hands-on building experience with a mobile app. This set does not come with a VR viewer. This building set contains a full-color instruction sheet that walks your child through the process of building a coaster that will make your child want to start experimenting immediately. Promote the development of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) concepts by igniting your children’s natural curiosity and creativity. Let them design, construct, and customize their own K’NEX models and enjoy hours of fun playing and learning with them. Get excited to Build It! and Ride It! with the Space Invasion Roller Coaster Building Set, from K’NEX Thrill Rides!.

Product Features

  • CLASSIC THRILL RIDES EXPERIENCE – Build it! using the 438 K’NEX parts and pieces, plus MOTOR, to build an amazing coaster. Set includes coaster track, coaster car and space themed graphics
  • A NEW WAY TO INTERACT – Once done building, download the FREE K’NEX Ride It! app to ride the Space Invasion in 2D or virtual reality or digitally build the roller coaster of your dreams!
  • Ride it! two ways – don’t have a VR viewer? no worries – experience the whole app in 2D. Or, have your own VR viewer already? use your own viewer to ride in VR

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Ride Along / Tower Heist / 2 Guns 3-Movie Laugh Pack


The 3-Movie Laugh Pack includes Ride Along, Tower Heist and 2 Guns. Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and more!

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Ride Along / Tower Heist / 2 Guns 3-Movie Laugh Pack


The 3-Movie Laugh Pack includes Ride Along, Tower Heist and 2 Guns. Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and more!

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  • Shrink-wrapped

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Carnival Ride


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Slow Ride: Rough Riders, Book 9.5


Keely McKay Donohue is enduring the longest wedding reception of her life: her own. The only saving grace is that Jack Donohue is finally hers. Usually her hunky man gives her everything she wants, so why is her groom denying her the one thing she wants right now?

Jack thought his secretive wait-for-the-honeymoon plan was romantic, until he realizes he’s only put Keely in a fighting mood. If he wants to get back on his temperamental bride’s good side, he’d better find a way to sweep his cowgirl off her boots – fast.

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Enjoy The Ride


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Carnival Ride


Carrie Underwood has chosen Carnival Ride as the title of her new album. It’s the follow-up to her debut CD, Some Hearts, which has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of more than 6 million copies. Carnival Ride gets its title from the lyrics of one of the new songs she has recorded. “You step onto this ride called life, and it’s a crazy thing you don’t know anything about, but you get on it anyway,” the American Idol winner said. “You do what you can to lean different directions to try and get it to go where you want it to go, but you can’t stop it — it just keeps moving. That’s why Carnival Ride works as my album title. It describes the wonderful craziness that I’ve been through over the past couple years.” Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts, hastily made and released some five months after she won the 2005 American Idol crown, was surprisingly solid and tuneful. For her follow-up, producer Mark Bright steers her toward the big Martina McBride skies, with a plethora of strings and huge emotional crescendos. Underwood co-wrote four songs, mostly with the tried-and-true tunesmiths who made Some Hearts soar. On the torchy heartache ballad “I Know You Won’t,” she gives a beautifully nuanced and controlled performance, but if that song would suit any number of lush female pop stars from Celine Dion on down, “Flat on the Floor” rocks hard while preserving co-writer Ashley Monroe’s Appalachian angst. Still, there are missteps: the easy tears of the unlikely war ballad “Just a Dream,” a too-obvious attempt to repeat the sass of “Before He Cheats” (“The More Boys I Meet”), and the Shania-ish bad-girl-on-Cuervo stomp of “Last Name.” The big payoff, then, is how much 24-year old Underwood has improved as a vocalist. How often listeners line up for this Carnival Ride depends on their attitude about country music’s continual melding with pop, and how they feel about a princess upstart taking home the awards that used to go to her heroes. –Alanna Nash

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  • Brand Name: SONY BMG MUSIC Mfg#: 00004382
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20 lbs
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  • Genre: Country & Western
  • All music products are properly licensed and guaranteed authentic.

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Enjoy The Ride


Ennjoy the ride Follow-up to the Multi-Platinum selling debut, Twice The Speed Of Life. Sugarland has received a Grammy nomination, an American Music Award for ”Breakthrough Favorite New Artist”, an ACM award for ”New Duo/Group of the Year”. They have performed on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, the Radio Music Awards, Grammy’s, CMA’s, ACM’s, CMT Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, the season finale of Las Vegas and garnered the highestrated CMT Crossroads with Bon Jovi. This group is poised to release Enjoy The Ride to eager fans all over. One of country’s fastest-rising acts, Sugarland arrive at their follow-up to 2004’s triple-platinum Twice the Speed of Life in a considerably altered state. Chief songwriter and founding member Kristen Hall is gone, and producer Garth Fundis (Trisha Yearwood) has been usurped in favor of crossover hitmaker Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill). One could argue that these are the predictable results of success–by opening for such megastars as Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn, the Atlanta-based trio was forced to retool its organic, singer-songwriter, folk-rock sound to fill arenas. And while their intricate vocal harmonies added a subtle creative dimension to their debut, Enjoy the Ride is made up mostly of songs (“County Line,” “Mean Girls”) constructed to showcase lead singer Jennifer Nettles’s big voice in ways the previous album did not. While the repertoire was written by Nettles and surviving partner Kristian Bush in collaboration with proven songsmiths Bobby Pinson, Lisa Carver, and Tim Owens, much of the wistful intimacy of the first album is now diminished. Furthermore, it seems foolish to now call this act a duo, as Bush receives very little time in the spotlight apart from his vocal harmonies and performance on guitar and mandolin. None of this should matter on the charts, however, since the real focus was always on Nettles, whose twangy, force-field soprano more than carries the day. As before, the lyrics are upbeat and positive–if the message of the first album was of flight and searching, the theme here is of digging in. The winsome Nettles does a fine job of selling it all, positioning herself as the Ambassador of Optimism, the Deep South successor to Jo Dee Messina. –Alanna Nash

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Classic Westerns, 10-Movie Collection: When Daltons Rode / The Virginian / Whispering Smith / The Spoilers / Comanche Territory / Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Tomahawk / Albuquerque / Texas Rangers Ride Again


When the Daltons Rode: When land-grabbers frame the Daltons for murder and seize their ranch, the brothers turn outlaw in this action-packed adventure starring Randolph Scott. Texas Rangers Ride Again: To investigate ranch foreman Joe Yuma’s (Anthony Quinn) cattle rustling racket, Texas Ranger Jim Kingston (John Howard) poses as a fugitive outlaw to infiltrate the crooked gang. The Spoilers (1942): John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich and Randolph Scott shine in this all-star adventure classic about gold and greed in an 1890s Alaskan boomtown. The Virginian (1946): Joel McCrea plays the iconic title role of a straight-shooting ranch hand who stands up to cattle kingpin Trampas (Brian Donlevy). Albuquerque: Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) aids a start-up stagecoach line threatened by Albuquerque’s domineering rail baron – his uncle! Whispering Smith: Railroad detective Whispering Smith (Alan Ladd) is torn between friendship and duty when his hot-headed buddy Murray Sinclair (Robert Preston) gets mixed up with train robbers. Comanche Territory: Jim Bowie’s (Macdonald Carey) mining rights negotiation gets complicated when a beautiful saloon owner (Maureen O’Hara) rouses the local townsfolk. Sierra: Horse wrangler Ring Hassard (Audie Murphy) rescues a woman who helps prove his fugitive father (Dean Jagger) innocent of murder. Kansas Raiders: Jesse James (Audie Murphy) and his brothers join William Quantrill (Brian Donlevy) and his vengeful raiders in an effort to save the Confederacy. Tomahawk: A frontier scout (Van Heflin) tries to head off a clash between the cavalry and the Indians when the government decides to build a wagon route through Sioux territory.

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