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A Chair for Mr. Bear   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will construct a sturdy chair for a stuffed-animal bear. The chair must be able to support the bear from the front, sides and back. Ultimately, the chair must keep Mr. Bear in a sitting position without him falling out of the chair.

Ages: 5-11

Sturdy Wall   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will investigate the properties of sturdy structures by constructing a LEGO wall. The wall must be about 6 bricks high and withstand the "Flick Test". The Flick Test involves flicking the top of the wall to see if the wall fails or tips over.

Ages: 5-11

Strongest Shape   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will investigate different shapes to determine which shape is the strongest. Students will construct a roof to be placed on a previously built house. The roof must reflect their shape choice for the strongest shape. To test their structure, they will push on the top of the roof to check its...

Ages: 5-11

Drop Test   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will determine the best structure for a sturdy car. Students do not have to attach motors, but the car must roll with wheels and skid plates. Each student pair will test their designs by the drop test. This involves dropping their car from a height of 4in.

Ages: 7-11

Sturdy Tower   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will practice building sturdy structures by constructing a sturdy LEGO tower using LEGO beams. The tower must be able to support a stack of books.

Ages: 5-11

Exploring Gears   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will explore gears and gear ratios. Students will learn how to use gears properly, efficiently and effectively.

Ages: 7-11

Going the Distance   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will build and program a LEGO car to travel across a table. In doing so, they will explore the WeDo programming language. They will learn how to program with motor speeds, wait statements and loops.

Ages: 7-11

Snail Car   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will build and program a LEGO car that uses gears to travel as slowly as possible. The students will compete in a â€œsnail raceâ€ to see whose car is the slowest. The last to cross the finish line will be crowned the winner.

Ages: 7-11

Mountain Rescue   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will build and program a LEGO car that uses gears to travel up a steep incline. Students will explore the use of gears to give their car more power as well as car design to increase the amount of friction between the wheels and the incline.

Ages: 7-11

Fan-tastic   (Lesson Plan/Activity)
Students will build and program a LEGO fan to be controlled by the tilt sensor. Students will program the fan to have 3 settings: off, low and high. In doing so, they will explore the WeDo programming language. They will learn how to program with motor speeds, wait statements and loops.

Ages: 7-11