The year is 2025. Our rocket ship has landed on a distant planet and our class has been asked to make it a comfortable place to live and explore. We'll build homes, rovers, machines and spacecraft - and power them with LEGO® motors.
The projects include:
A space home with motorized rotating solar panels
All-terrain rover equipped with a satellite dish to explore the planet and report findings back to base
Research buggy with extras like a drill to analyze rocks and dig for minerals
Spacecraft to travel around the planet
This class is great for a LEGO® fanatic as well as someone new to the world of brick construction. Students learn how to incorporate gears into projects, use battery packs and motors to power creations, interlock bricks for strength, make sturdy connections with LEGO Technic® beams and pegs, and more! Students play with and test out their creations through obstacle courses, imaginative play, and various teacher-inspired missions.
Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
9:00-9:15 Project overview, key concepts and team-building
9:15-10:20 Build and test projects
10:20-10:40 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
10:40-11:45 Build, customize, test, and play with creations
11:45-12:00 Clean-up & review
Activities and Take Homes
Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Engineering and Design, Gears, Motors and Electricity, Torque and Speed, Hinges, Science Behind Living in Space, Problem-solving, Fine Motor and Spatial Skills Development
Students take home a mini LEGO® building kit and a special camp T-shirt. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class.