HANDFUL OF BRICKS
Each group or pair work together to see how many of the challenges they can complete.
They may take the bricks apart after each of the 7 challenges.
Encourage them to take their challenge sheet with them to try the home challenges on the back, and make sure they leave the pencils in the classroom.
There are two bins, each with 15 sets of bricks and 15 plates.
BEHIND THE BLIND BUILD
Ideally for pairs, but can be done in teams (2vs2)
There are 13 sets, and two sets of duplo that may be easier for younger/pre-school age children. Offer to switch those out if you see a team struggling.
Instructions should be with each set of lego and are self explanatory.
After a group finishes, just check to make sure all supplies have been put back in the correct bags.
ELA: Students have to write the instructions instead of giving verbally
This is the same premise as BINGO, but the card is 4x4, so in order to win “Lego Bingo”, participants must have 4 across, 4 up & down, or 4 diagonally.
OVEN MITT BUILD
Put about 20 of the larger bricks on each rectangular tray.Each tray also gets a set of oven mitts.
2x2 can be used if they want a bigger challenge
1x2 is the nano challenge
You can keep track of the tallest tower if you want
Run 1 or 2 minute rounds having all pairs build at the same time. This teaches using the right tool for the right job. There is a print out on how this relates to nano technology.
LEGO RACE AND BUILD
Students build cars (or bobsleds) using the lego pieces and wheels then race them on the track.
Encourage students to improve their design to get a faster time.
Track located in STEM Lab.
BUILD A DUCK
You know how to do this one. Students get 6 pieces and 60 seconds to build a duck. This activity promotes creativity, problem solving and original solutions. *part of a STEMtoGO kit
MATH WITH LEGO
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