2018 Lesson #10 Engineering- Lego Cars

LEGO Balloon Cars for Kids STEM Activities

In class we will be continuing learning all about the engineering and design process. How we first ask the questions and define the problem, next brainstorm and think of ideas, then come up with a plan, next create and last but not least, we improve.

I got this great idea from Little Bins for Little Hands. I wanted to create something fun with Legos and I thought this was the perfect idea. Design and build different Lego cars and then race them with balloons. I think my little scientists are going to love this.

So”Lego” your mind and start to EXPLORE!

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2018 Lesson #9 Engineering- Hexbugs

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In class we will be learning all about engineering and what STEM is and why we need it. We will focus on Engineering, Technology and the Application of science and how all of the fields of STEM are linked together.

BuggyandBuddy.com gave me a great idea. I wanted to teach my students all about engineering and the design process. What other to do that than with Hexbugs? So fun! will be making Hexbug mazes out of straws, tape and poster boards and using the design process. I’m super excited for this lesson because the students will be doing their first stem challenge this year and I always love a good stem challenge. Get ready to get in “Gear” for success in science! I sure do love your students a whole “bot!” Haha!!

Lego your mind and explore (Unit #12 Thomas Edison)

Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”~ Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 to October 18, 1931) was an American inventor who is considered one of America’s leading businessmen. Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology, including the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. He is credited today for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years.

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

“Edison’s inventions and improvements on already invented equipment let people live more comfortably. His inventions provided entertainment. The telegraph let people send messages quickly. In war time or emergencies, telegraphs saved lives. When the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, a telegraph alerted rescuers to the disaster. ~ Easy science for kids