Pepper Mint Great Treehouse Engineering Adventure
Read the store of Pepper Mint - a curious and creative young female engineer - and experiment along with her.
It the story bases STEM kit, follow Pepper Mint as she visits her aunt who is studying primates in the rainforest. The treehouse where they stay is not connected to an electrical power grid, but mechanical inventions accomplish multiple 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-color illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine.
Winner of the 2018 Toy Award, this kit is suitable for ages 8+.