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MIT curriculum uses LEGO bricks to teach science concepts

edgerton logo jpegThe Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has curriculum for teaching science concepts using LEGO bricks (not robotics, just bricks). Units include Chemical Reactions, Photosynthesis, Understanding Air, and DNA. The lesson plans can be downloaded from the site; the center also sells classrooms sets that include the LEGO bricks and other materials.

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Barbara teaches at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and works at the Center for Engineering and Education Outreach at Tufts University. She is the author of several LEGO robotics activity books for teachers, most recently STEM by Design.
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