1. Sturdy car: The drop test

    Sturdy car: The drop test

    Design and construct a car that remains intact when dropped from ankle to mid-shin height onto the floor. Vary the drop height to make the activity more or less challenging.      Hint: The car doesn’t necessarily have to include the EV3, NXT or RCX brick (and saving the brick...

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  2. Strongest shape

    Strongest shape

    Investigate different shapes in order to determine which shape is strongest. With results from your investigation, design and construct a number of roofs to be placed on a previously built house. Then test the structures by pushing on the top of the roof. This lesson is one in a series...

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  3. Sturdy tower

    Sturdy tower

    The idea of this challenge is to build a structure capable of supporting a textbook. The structure must be at least as high as one hand width, although changing the height restriction can make the task more or less challenging.  This lesson is one in a series of introductory lessons...

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  4. How can we build a sturdy wall?

    How can we build a sturdy wall?

    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 it fails or tips over. Lesson features: Predicting structurally sound building...

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  5. Chair for Mr Bear

    Chair for Mr Bear

    Design and construct a chair that keeps Mr Bear (a floppy stuffed animal) from falling backwards, forwards, to the left and to the right. The safety of Mr Bear is in your hands! Note: The lesson plan attached to this post was designed as part of a series of introductory...

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