DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
This is a hands-on class where students will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids, derby cards, buildings and other constructions out of LEGO® bricks. While exploring engineering, architecture and physics, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Participants build a new project each month. Architectural concepts are taught while assembling buildings, bridges and other structures.
Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT
Students will work in a lab-type setting using LEGO® bricks with an integrated curriculum based on math and science.
Instructional content includes concepts of friction, gravity and torque, scale, gears, axles and beams.
Part of the curriculum will include the construction of a scaled model of their elementary school.
The material covered each session will vary depending on students’ ages, experience, and skill level.
All material will be provided.
For children to play and socialize with friends while learning fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a noncompetitive setting.
To build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression and foster an appreciation of how things work.
To help students understand that Architecture and Engineering are viable career choices.
Kids already know how to build with LEGO® bricks, but with a little coaching they can learn engineering, architecture and concepts of physics and mathematics using the plastic components.
Students will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.