|Name of Activity
||Lincoln LEGO Land
||LEGO, structure, environment, Lincoln LEGO Land, sensors
||K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
||3 Hours Total
||Students will use engineering knowledge gained throughout the previous lessons to create a LEGO structure as part of a class-chosen environment.
||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:
- Review past LEGO activities with the students, emphasizing the floowing:
- Building a sturdy car
- Programming for time
- Light sensors
- Touch sensors
- Present the design challenge to the students:
- Tell students that they will create their own classroom LEGO environment.
- Brainstorm ideas. A few examples are:
- Amusement Parks
- Toy Stores
- Pet Shops
- Agree upon an environment that the students want to create (you may want to have a classroom vote).
- As a class, brainstorm ideas of structures that you want to include in your environment.
- Assign each group one of the structures to create out of LEGOs so that there is no duplication.
- 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.)
- Have students plan their designs on the Lincoln LEGO Land Planning Sheet.
- Check the plans and allow the teams to begin building and programming.
- Encourage each student to add an individual element to their design.
- When projects are complete have students fill out Lincoln LEGO Land Evaluation.
- The final day, assemble all the structures and have students share their design with other students, teacher, parents, community members, administrators, etc.)
- Students can make a booklet to share as well, including pictures of their designs.
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