Rotating Cogs

Rotating Cogs is a basic wall puzzle using two fixed cogs with handles and twelve movable cogs. Visitors are invited to create different gear configurations by pulling the foam cogs off the wall and inserting them into new locations. However, not every cog will fit in each location so visitors have to test whether there is enough space or if the cogs are too far apart to work. When the cogs do fit together, visitors can turn the handles on the fixed cogs and rotate the entire group. This group might only include a few cogs or it might run across the entire wall. Visitors of all ages can try out lots of possibilities.

Themes:

motor function, assembly, group play, puzzle activity

Location:

The Dr. Seuss Experience (traveling exhibition)