Brick4kidz After School

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Description:1234

  • This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® Bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz®.
  • Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the model of the day.
  • Students build a new project each week.
  • While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Once the project is complete, children use the rest of their time to modify their model builds and collaborate with one another.

 

Curriculum and Instructional Content:

  • Students will work in a lab-type setting using LEGO® components such as gears, axles and beams.
  • Instructional content is multi-disciplinary and designed by educators to increase the student’s general knowledge and introduce S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts related to the day’s model.
  • Lessons are designed around students’ interests, with themes such as animals, space, transportation and sports.
  • The material covered in each session will vary depending upon students’ age, experience, and skill level. All materials are provide

 

Goals:

  • To build problem-solving skills, provide an opportunity for creative expression and foster an appreciation for how things work.
  • For students to play and socialize with friends while learning the fundamentals of engineering and architecture in a non-competitive setting.
  • To help students understand that architecture and engineering are viable career choices.

 

Benefits:

  • When lessons are related to something students enjoy, such as building with LEGO® Bricks, students are motivated and retain more of what they learn.
  • Working with a partner fosters teamwork and cooperation.
  • Completing a new challenge each week builds self-esteem.
  • Students already know how to build with LEGO® Bricks, however with a little coaching, they can learn about engineering, architecture, physics, and math using specialized components.