Brickzone Kids In School STEM classes and Parties!

 

We provide at your location LEGO STEM learning, creative thinking, collaboration, problem solving and group sharing in each of our sessions. Students will explore and learn about architecture, engineering and design, beginning computer coding (robotics theme only), and to problem solve/collaborate with a partner through the use of brick building. The students will follow set criteria to create a blueprint and then build using our LEGO Bricks to test and modify.

 

Sample STEM Theme Builds Include:

*LEGO Coding Robotics- (grades 3-6) Coding blocks, strings  **ONLY 16 students at a time

    *Wind Powered Cars- (grades 2-5) Natural resources

    *Sturdy Bridges- (grades 2-5) Load structure and weight challenge

    *Marble Mazes- (Grades k-5) Gravity concepts

    *Castle Infrastructures- (Grades k- 5) Architecture engineering

Other themes may include: Story Makers, tall towers challenge, ancient pyramids, and The Great Wall of China. If you have an idea or a project you are working on in class and want to expand on it let us know and we will work with you to create the lesson!

 

Lesson Outline:

    *Expectations

    *Intro to STEM theme build/challenge

    *Blueprint, build design

    *Test/ write

    *Modify, test again

    *Class share

    *Free build (if time permits)

 

Reflection:

Questions and/or additional activities will be given to be used as a follow up for class at your discretion.

 

Materials:

We provide all materials and setup and only ask that the students desks be in a group of 4 for the kids to work on!





 

List of National Engineering Science Standards Met In Our Sample Builds Include:

K-2 Grades

*Asking questions based on observations and testing.

*Define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new tool or object

*Distinguish between a model and the actual object, compare models to identify common features and differences

*Develop and/or use a model to represent relationships, scales, patterns and designed world/s.

*Planning and carrying out investigations- plan, conduct an investigation in collaboration with peers.

*Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer a question.

*Make observations and/or measurements of a proposed object or tool or solution to determine a problem or meet a goal.

*Make predictions.

*Use and share observations, compare predictions to what occurred.

*Use counting and numbers to identify and describe patterns in the natural and designed world.

 

3-5 Grades

*Asking questions about what would happen if a variable is changed. Ask questions that can be investigated and predict the outcomes such as cause and effect.

*Define a simple design problem that can be solved through the development of an object, tool, process, or system and includes criteria for success and constraints on materials, time or cost.

*Identify limitations of models.

*Collaboratively develop and revise a model based on evidence that shows the relationships among variables for frequent and regular occurring events.

*Develop a model using analogy, example, or abstract representations to describe a principle or design solution.

*Use a model to test cause and effect relationships or interactions concerning the functioning of a natural design system.

*Make predictions about what would happen if a variable changes.

*Test two different models of the same proposed object, tool, or process to determine which better meets criteria for success.

 

List of Washington State Computer Science Learning Standards for The LEGO Robotics Coding

 

3-6 Grades

*1B-A-2-1

*1B-A-7-2

*1B-A-5-3

*1B-A-5-4

*1B-A-3-7

*1B-A-6-8

*1B-C-6-11

*1B-I-1-17


 

If you have questions or concerns please contact me. I can come for a meeting or if additional information is needed.

 

Sincerely,

Carrie Hopkins

Manager/teacher

360-835-1200