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Use the components in Launchbox to design and build your own chain reaction contraption based around themes of:

  • light
  • sound
  • electricity and magnetism
  • energy transfer
  • forces and motion
  •  materials

Here are some of the amazing contraptions built by schools using the Launchbox kit:


What's in the kit?

Launchbox contains hands-on investigative activities for students to create their own ‘inefficient machine’, taking inspiration from the areas of science covered in our popular Launchpad gallery, and our  On the Move film: 

Along with over 300 components that are mostly reusable, there's a DVD containing videos, instructions and all the supporting materials that teachers need to make the most of the kit. So it's all ready to use with minimal preparation or fuss.

Launchbox is accredited for the Bronze CREST Award.


How to order

Launchbox is supplied by our partner Philip Harris who will manage your order.

It costs £230.95 + VAT (£277.14) with free delivery within the UK.

Prices differ for overseas orders due to postage costs.

Place an order (UK) 

Place an order (international)

Philip Harris is a division of Findel Education Ltd. Registered in England no. 1135827.

"I have just received our Launchbox. I have to say it is fantastic! The way it is put together, the science behind it all, the thought and attention to detail and the way it all comes together is top notch." Science Teacher, Marple Hall School, Stockport.


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