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K-2nd Grade Technomania Class with LEGO WeDo Robots, Tech Machines, Motorized Machines and Simple Machines
1 hour and 15 minutes
Tech Machines and Simple Machines: Our youngest students will build working machines with moving parts using small hand friendly tools such as screwdrivers and integrated screws. They will build fun models like a seesaw, rolling vehicles, spinning tops, rafts and much more as they learn about pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy and balance. You will know that they are learning but they will think they are just having FUN!
Students will get their first introduction to robotics with the LEGO® Education WeDo™ Robotics Software and Construction Set. Students will learn how to program and create a working model, use software media to acquire information, and use feedback to adjust a programming system output. The students will explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy.
The students will also use LEGO® Education Powered Science and Technology, Crazy Contraptions, and other LEGO Education technology where students will experience hands-on learning about wheels, axles, gears, pulleys, steering, rollers, winch handles, friction and more. Working in teams of two, the children will learn these scientific principles above while getting comfortable with building using the LEGO TECHNIC pieces. This program will improve the children's problem solving skills while encouraging team work. The models demonstrate various physical science and technology concepts, including forces and motion, simple machines, measurement, energy, magnetism, and more. Students will be applying their understanding of basic mechanical concepts by building models of real-world devices including a folding lawn chair, drawbridge, conveyor belt, turnstile, and crane. An example project is one that demonstrates how gears can multiply speed as they build a merry-go-round. By counting the number of turns and rotations, they will be able to determine the gear ratios.
3rd-5th Grade and Middleschool Technomania Class with LEGO MINDSTORMS, Motorized Machines and Pneumatics
1 hour and 15 minutes
The students will be using the LEGO® NXT MINDSTORM® Robots and we will be off to new Adventures! The students will learn to build and program different exploratory robots to solve problems. They will test not only their programming skills but also their engineering and decision making skills as they determine the best means to accomplish a task. The students will learn more about how programming works and will enjoy seeing the robots perform the task assigned. This will give the students a jump start if they ever desire to participate in the First LEGO® League programs. MINDSTORM classes have never been more fun!
Our students will also alternate with the LEGO® Education Powered Science and Technology Motorized Machines and Pneumatics. This is an amazing programs where the students will build many machines that are operated by a Pneumatic system. Explore power systems and components, sequence and control, pressure, prototyping, kinetic and potential energy and much more! View our video here.