Train to Win
This unit will provide your pupils with an understanding of forces and motion as they plan and conduct investigations about the cause and effect of push and pull forces.
These seven lessons will introduce your pupils to the process of asking and answering questions, data analysis and how to present their ideas. They will work towards determining whether their design solutions work as they were intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.
Dog Obstacle Course
Build an obstacle course for dogs! Describe the push and pull forces that are at work. This lesson will help to familiarise your pupils with the contents of the LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential Set. We recommend taking some time before the lesson to show your pupils what is beneath the white tray, and to explain that the bricks are sorted by colour. The pupils will find the building instructions books under the tray. They will only need book ‘A’ for this unit.
Get up and dance!
Get up and dance! Explore how different gears push each other and change the dancers' spinning speed in a fun dance competition.
Ice Hockey Practice
Build an ice hockey player and goalie! Explore how various push and pull forces help players to make and block penalty shots.
Push Car Derby
Build a spring launcher and a car with a removable brake to explore push and pull forces, and the effects of friction.
Build a tightrope and help the tightrope walker keep her centre of gravity so that she does not fall.
Ahoy! Build a sail car and explore an invisible push force.
Which sail design will catch the most wind and make your sail car go the farthest?