The Bricks Challenge program introduces lower primary school children to the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Children learn to ‘think like engineers’ by building complex motorized machines using LEGO® Technique pieces, motors and batteries.
Ages: 6-8 (Year 1 – Year 3)
Average lesson duration: 75 minutes
Powers and principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.
Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more
3D Design Thinking and Challenges: Children solve engineering problems and challenges while modifying and improving their models.
The session follows the Learn-Build-Imagine-Experiment Format.
- Learn – the STEM concepts through stories and anecdotes
- Build – a LEGO® model that applies the concept in practice
- Imagine – design solutions that test the physics concept further
- Experiment – and play with the model to develop positive association with science.
- Engineering and Mechanics
- Problem solving and team work
- Electronics and 3D Design thinking
- Introduction to high school physics concepts
- Solving structural challenges