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Name of Activity Lincoln LEGO Land
Author STOMP
Keywords LEGO, structure, environment, Lincoln LEGO Land, sensors
Subject Non-LEGO
Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Time 3 Hours Total
Brief Description Students will use engineering knowledge gained throughout the previous lessons to create a LEGO structure as part of a class-chosen environment.
Lesson Objectives: n/a
Materials Needed: 1 Team Challenge LEGO kit for each group of 2 – 4 students
Lincoln LEGO Land planning sheet (attached)
Lincoln LEGO Land Evaluation
Preparation and Set Up: n/a
Procedure
  1. Review past LEGO activities with the students, emphasizing the floowing:
    1. Building a sturdy car
    2. Programming for time
    3. Light sensors
    4. Touch sensors
    5. Designing
  2. Present the design challenge to the students:
    1. Tell students that they will create their own classroom LEGO environment.
    2. Brainstorm ideas. A few examples are:
      1. Amusement Parks
      2. Toy Stores
      3. Pet Shops
      4. Zoos
      5. City/Town
      6. Mini-golf
      7. Airport
      8. Playground
      9. Circus
    3. Agree upon an environment that the students want to create (you may want to have a classroom vote).
    4. As a class, brainstorm ideas of structures that you want to include in your environment.
    5. Assign each group one of the structures to create out of LEGOs so that there is no duplication.
    6. Before building, give students the task of building a structure that includes at least one programming component. Use concepts learned throughout the year (sensors, timing, motors, etc.)
    7. Have students plan their designs on the Lincoln LEGO Land Planning Sheet.
    8. Check the plans and allow the teams to begin building and programming.
    9. Encourage each student to add an individual element to their design.
    10. When projects are complete have students fill out Lincoln LEGO Land Evaluation.
    11. The final day, assemble all the structures and have students share their design with other students, teacher, parents, community members, administrators, etc.)
    12. Students can make a booklet to share as well, including pictures of their designs.
Reference 1 http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/End-Of-Year-Lego-Reflection-Sheet.pdf
Reference 2 http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/EOY-Project-Evaluation-Lincoln-Lego-Land.pdf
Reference 3 http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/Lesson-1-Lincoln-Lego-Land.pdf
Reference 4 http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/Lincoln-Lego-Land-Planning-Sheet.pdf
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