Teachers know that hands-on learning engages students at every level, sparks creativity, develops critical thinking skills, ignites career possibilities — and is just plain fun!
ComputerXplorers LEGO S.T.E.M workshops are designed to include all year groups with our Lego activities and enrichment for various curricula including Computing, Science, Maths, Design & Technology.
Mini machines – Years 1, 2 & 3
In this activity we will look at simple robots and tasks they can do for us. While some will only have one function, we look at using Input commands to enhance our machines and automate tasks. These include fans, moving satellites dishes and even a burglar alarm.
Curriculum links: Science, Computing, DT
Space Xplorers – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
The Mars Rovers: Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity, and Curiosity are joined by our own super Space vehicle – Milo. Can Milo travel safely over the Martian terrain? Can he detect plant-life and send a message to the scientists? There’s a lot to explore and plenty of room for individual creativity with this challenge.
Curriculum Links: Science, Computing
Earthquakes – Years 4, 5 & 6.
When the ground shakes, we want to know we’re going to be safe inside. Thankfully, we can test buildings at the design stage using our Earthquake simulator. The simulator will replicate various magnitudes of quake - can we design the ultimate 'quake-proof' building?
Curriculum Links: DT, Geography, Computing, S.T.E.M.
Forces and Friction – Years 5 & 6
Can a mini machine pull a heavy object? What if the heavy object is on a sledge or the pull machine is made larger. We look at what changes have the biggest impact on pulling heavy loads and by using our engineering skills will try to become the LEGO Tug o’ War Champions.
Curriculum Links: DT, Computing
Need for Speed – Years 4, 5 & 6
They say you shouldn’t have favourites, but we do – and it’s our LEGO Need for Speed Workshop.
From building a race car we will explore what changes can help ours take pole position. Amending weight, power, grip and size can all have an impact on speed, but can our engineers find the right balance to leave the rest of the class in their slip stream. Gear yourself up for a thrilling race and plenty of thrills plus a grip on how STEM drives innovation with vehicles.
Curriculum Links: DT, Computing, Maths, S.T.E.M.
We deliver LEGO workshops to classes of 30 (ish) children at a time, in sessions of approx 90 minutes.
Commonly this is 3 classes across one day. If your requirements are different, get in touch and we can discuss options.
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Our LEGO® Robotics and Engineering programmes are available in and around the following regions: the Midlands and Cotswolds
|Ages||Y1 to Y6|
|Integrates With||Design & Technology, Science, Computing, S.T.E.M.,|