Geomag Mechanics Challenge - a great way to explore science

I am a firm believer in learning through play, and if a child is having fun while learning science without even realising it, it is a huge step forward in study.  Not everything needs to be at a desk, with strict rules or in a classroom environment.

Geomag are a great brand for exactly that!

Mechanics Challenge Goal

The Mechanics Challenge range is - challenging!  The fun and learning begin as soon as the box is open.

We received the Geomag Mechanics Challenge Goal and it took us a fair while just to set up the 96 pieces.  I actually didn't fully follow the instruction book when "guiding" my child to make the catapult area, to the point that he took the instructions and made them himself!  He is 11 and thoroughly enjoys engineering so I'm not completely surprised that he managed that.

Geomag Mechanics Challenge Goal Set

I am a little disappointed in my ability to follow instructions!

The Goal set is brilliant, it has four sections to create and adjust making it a versatile kit to build.  I find Geomag to be robust and sturdy and a building brand that will last, can be added to, and will make a great collection for children fascinated by engineering, science and creativity, even if they are not aware they are.

Pros:    Challenging, encourages inquisitive play

Cons:    Tendency to lose the balls.

We would rate this construction set 5 out of 5 for gameplay.

About Mechanics Geomag

Mechanics is the construction platform that combines the forces of magnetism with a world of mechanical construction, to stimulate creativity, inventiveness and ingenuity. 

In addition to the classic magnetic rods and steel spheres, Geomag Mechanics adds mechanical elements within the constructions, expanding the play possibilities: some parts of the structures are able to rotate, triggering chain reactions from the magnetic attraction and repulsion. 

In 2018 the innovative Mechanics Gravity platform was launched, consisting of a series of incredible solutions that harness the forces of gravity and magnetism and set the Mechanics models in motion.

Geomag World Sustainability

Geomag has a whole section on its website with regard to sustainability, and what its aims are and is an absolute must-read.

One of their five goals is: Responsible Production and Consumption

Made from 100% recycled plastic
In 2020 they converted the Classic and Magicube lines to use 100% recycled plastics.  The need to not only comply with toy safety regulations but also high standards of quality and aesthetics has required a commitment over the years by the research team to search for the best materials and to adapt the production process. 

In 2021, they achieved the goal and transitioned all our new lines into recycled plastic, including Geomag Mechanics.  Packaging is also made with a high percentage of recycled materials, on average over 70%.

The production process uses 100% renewable energy from Swiss hydroelectric plants.

1 comment:

  1. I've not come across ths magazine but that looks great and good to hear their sustainability progress


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