Students will model challenging engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building brick- LEGO! In this 90-minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while testing and customizing their constructions.
First quarter, students will model big builds with an arch bridge, space needle, Titanic, medieval castle, and more.
Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion of the key science and engineering elements and sample photos/videos of real-life constructions. For most projects, students build individually. Instructor will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects for students who complete their base builds more quickly. Topics in this Series: Behemoth Builds (Quarter 1); Wildlife Whiz (Quarter 2); Speedsters and Spaceships (Quarter 3); Military Machines (Quarter 4).