The NASTAR Center

As part of efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) engagement and learning by students, the NASTAR Center has licensed K’NEX Brands to create the Energy, Motion & Aeronautics™ for its K’NEX® Education Middle School product line. The Energy, Motion & Aeronautics set helps students learn about scientific principles and how they fit within the continually expanding field of engineering.
The NASTAR Center’s parent company, ETC and K’NEX Brands are both American small businesses headquartered in Bucks County, PA. Both companies are interested in promoting STEM education. Therefore, it was a logical step for the NASTAR Center to reach out to K’NEX Brands for this licensed product.
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children. Winner of over 200 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX is America’s building toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love, and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” For more information, please visit www.knex.com.
The Energy, Motion & Aeronautics™ set allows three groups of students to simultaneously explore Newton’s Laws, mechanical systems, projectile motion, airplane flight surfaces, aeronautic and aerospace training devices, parachute technology, optical illusions, and much more. Realistic and fun models include: Rocket Launcher, Centrifuge, Rubber Band Powered Dragster, Airplane and more. The comprehensive teacher’s guide includes lesson plans, background information, teacher notes and re-producible worksheets and is aligned to state and national standards.