Using the LEGO Simple & Powered Machines kit (9686) (this kit includes Lego Technics pieces), students in grades 3 – 8 will apply an investigative and exploratory approach to help understand the operation of simple and compound machines in everyday life, through the use of gears, wheels and axles, levers, and pulleys.
what you'll learn & create
Using the LEGO Simple & Powered Machines kit and other materials, students will connect science/engineering concepts to their everyday lives through the construction of fun and engaging projects such as a Fishing Rod, Hammer, Trundle Wheel, Letter Balance, Click-Clock, Windmill, Land Yacht, Flywheeler, Power Car, Dragster, and a Dogbot.
PC or Mac
Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.7 or higher. Chromebook/iPad/Mobile Device compatible
The Lego Simple & Powered Machines Kit
Will be shipped directly to the student in August and $150 will be deducted from his/her Tech Allowance.
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Looking for more fun class ideas? Check out some more options below!
Level: Ages 5-8
Using the LEGO Early Engineering kit (9656) (this kit includes Duplo bricks), students in grades K – 2 will apply an investigative and exploratory approach to help understand the operation of simple and compound machines in everyday life, through the use of gears, wheels and axles, levers, and pulleys.
Level: Ages 11-18
This course is designed to equip students with many of the needed computer skills to excel in the digital world. Students will be exposed to a broad range of technology concepts from basic computer hardware/software to computer systems, the Internet, and safe online habits.
Adobe Create Cloud: Video Production for Content Creators
Level: Ages 11-18
Join us in this course, where you acquire the skills necessary to produce videos that will instruct, market, and entertain your audience!
I really enjoyed the feel of it all. The slow step by step processes allow you to feel curious and then want to learn as much as possible.”
A really excellent hands on class. Loved the career building skills that came with it”