Jet Works Engine Inspires Tomorrow's Rocket Scientists

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Let's face it—educational toys are not popular gift items. However, the Jet Works Engine is something that curious kids will be excited to find under the tree this year.

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The kit comes with 50 parts for kids to assemble into a battery operated simulation of a jet engine. They can also control thrust, turbine speed and jet sounds using the control panel. The way I see it, $30 is a small price to pay to educate our youth—especially if those youth grow up to become successful engineers. Daddy wants a flying, fuel-friendly vehicle before he kicks the bucket. [Discovery Store via 7 Gadgets via DVICE]

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I'm an engineer. Almost all my friends are engineers. Guess what, nobody is pushing engineering as a career for their kids.

Better off buying something on human anatomy. Its pretty hard to outsource a doctor and I'm not seeing many of them lose their jobs.