Edu Toys presents the da Vinci Paddle Boat Model Kit. In Leonardo da Vinci’s time, nautical expedition was the most expedient method of communicating with the world. Da Vinci brought forth plans for a boat with large wheel-shaped paddles that would propel it through water. Da Vinci looked to nature when designing many of his inventions. He based the paddle boat on the shapes and movement of fish. The tapered prow allowed the vessel to maneuver easily. Sailors worked the pedals to turn the rotating paddles allowing the boat to move rapidly over water.
The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life through this series of articulated models. The inventions that inspired these snap-together replicas are taken from the pages of Da Vinci’s priceless and awe-inspiring notebooks. All models are made of plastic and require no special tools. Manuals are very educational and teach how these inventions have evolved into what they are today. For Ages 8 and up.