Homeschool Resources and Support

Creating an At Home STEAM Learning Space

Tips for creating your At Home STEAM learning space

  • Make sure you have easy access to all the materials you might need.
  • Be sure you have enough space for projects of all sizes.
  • You’re going to want to keep your creations safe, make sure you have a place to store them.
  • Make sure you have a place to discard used materials or recycle the things that can be reused.
  • Assign kids their own areas of the space to keep organized and clean.
  • Be sure your space is safe and everyone knows which materials need supervision.
  • Have replacement materials ready to keep the learning going.
  • Consider bringing new items into the space as a challenge from time to time.

Top 10 Must-Haves for an At Home STEAM Space

  1. LEGO® Bricks from your LEGO® Education sets or other loose bricks
  2. Craft materials such as pipe cleaners, foam pieces, felt pieces, buttons, ribbons, craft sticks, etc.
  3. Plenty of pens, pencils, crayons, and markers of all colors and sizes
  4. Different types of tape: colored, hook and loop, duct tape, etc.
  5. All kinds of paper products: construction paper, sticky notes, cardboard, paper cups or plates etc.
  6. String, yarn, and wire
  7. The right tools for the job: scissors, hole punches, rulers, etc.
  8. Different kinds of fasteners: rubber bands, paper clips, binder clips, brads, clothes pins and glue
  9. Recycled containers like boxes, food containers, lids, rolls from paper products
  10. Simple machines like gears, wheels, pulleys, or axles

Ideas for Early Learning

Carnival Game

Can you create a fun game that you might find at a carnival? Think about the games you like to play and see what you can come up with. How will you play the game? Will you keep points? Is there a prize if you win? Think of how to set up your game and then find some players and challenge them to play it.

 

Scary Creature

Can you design a scary monster? Who will it scare? What can you add to your creature to make it seem scary? Think about it and start creating.

 

Animal Shelter

Can you create a safe animal shelter? Choose an animal and think about what kind of place could shelter them from the rain or other types of weather. Will it be waterproof? Will it keep the wind out?

 

Make a Machine to Help Mr. Bear

Mr. Bear can’t move up the stairs in his wheelchair. Can you help him? Think about the ways you’ve seen buildings create access for wheelchairs? Can you create something Mr. Bear can use? Can you come up with new ideas that you haven’t seen before?

 

Make Something Wearable

Fashion can come from so many places. Sometimes it’s fun to make your own to show off your style. See what things you can create that you can wear. Does your wearable also help you do something or is it just for show?

 

Digital Accessory

Show off your style! Design and create an accessory that fits your needs and supports your everyday lifestyle.

Ideas for Primary School

Dancing Robot

Design and create a robot that can move. What type of dance can it perform? Can you tell a story through the dance? How will your robot move? Can you move the same way?

 

Make a Life Hack

Ever have a problem that you wish you had an invention to solve? Why not create one and solve an issue you have? Is it something that helps you every day? Does it solve a specific issue or can it be used in different ways? Use your creativity to create a life hack.


Make a Sound Machine

There are many ways to make sounds. Think about how you can create a machine that can make the sounds you want. Is it loud? Why will you produce these sounds? Think about all the ways that we use sound and come up with something useful.


Make a Mascot

Does your school have a mascot? Where else have you seen mascots? What do mascots do? Think about how a mascot often cheers on the team. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own mascot cheering you on? Think of what type of mascot would represent you best. Design and create your mascot.


Make a Cartoon

Do you love cartoons? Ever wonder how they are created? Think about a way that you can create your own through combining your drawings with a moveable device. How will you bring your drawings to life and create your own cartoon.


Make a Mechanical Friend

Friends can come in many shapes and sizes. You can even create your own. Challenge yourself to make a mechanical friend that can do a fun activity with you. What activity will you choose? How will your friend need to move to complete the activity? See how creative you can be.


Make a Machine to Move Something

Sometimes we need help moving an item because it’s heavy or a weird size. Think of an item that you might need help moving. Can you design something to help you? Simple machines are great tools. Think about how you could use a simple machine to help move your object.

Ideas for Secondary School

Invention Squad

Get your engineering hat on and tackle the Invention Squad unit plans! There's lots of different activities here to test your skills, like designing prototypes, fixing problems and thinking outside the box.

 

Coach

What's something you'd like to become an expert in? How do people use apps to master new skills? How is data used in training apps to track a person's progress? Answer these questions and get to building your very own fitness Coach with this fun intermediate lesson.

 

Break Dance

Everybody dance now! Build and programme your very own break dancer to keep in rhythm with lights and beats. Get up out of that chair and step to the beat because you won't regret working on this exciting and energising lesson!

 

Make Something Wearable

Fashion can come from so many places. Sometimes it’s fun to make your own to show off your style. See what things you can create that you can wear. Does your wearable also help you do something or is it just for show?

 

Make a Security Gadget

How are you going to protect your valuables? Think about what you would want to protect and the best ways to protect those items. How can you protect your items? Will there be an alarm or flashing lights? Design and create a gadget that will help you protect your valuable items.

 

Make a Chain Reaction

Have you ever seen a chain reaction? It’s fun to see how one item causes another to move. Think about ways you can create your own. How many parts will you use? How will you make it happen? How will it end? Put your chain reaction together and challenge yourself to make it even bigger

 

Make a Household Helper

Need a little helper in your work area or house? Think about how you can create something that can help you every day. Design an idea and test it to see if it is helpful.


Carnival Game

Can you create a fun game that you might find at a carnival? Think about the games you like to play and see what you can come up with. How will you play the game? Will you keep points? Is there a prize if you win? Think of how to set up your game and then find some players and challenge them.


Make a Repeatable Pattern

Do you like to draw? Can you make a pattern that repeats? It can be difficult to make a pattern that is consistent with out a little help. Design and create a machine to help you create one. What pattern will you try to create? Can you create more than one?

 

Make a Mechanical Toy Animal

Need a pet that is easy to take care of and can keep you company? Try building a mechanical animal. Design and build an animal that you can play with. What type of animal have you always wanted? What type would be the most fun? Try to build something unexpected that you can share with your friends.

Homeschool FAQs

How long does it take to go through one lesson? 
On average, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to go through each lesson. Though, this time will vary based on the solution, lesson, and students.

When I am making my lesson plan, how often are the lessons taught? 
We suggest you work on one lesson a week. This means you will work on your LEGO Education lesson each week. You could do one lesson on Friday as a reward for them doing well all week. 

I'm stuck! Where can I get some help? 
If you're stuck with anything, from how to give a lesson to what brick goes where, get in touch with your local distributor. They are ready and willing to help! You can see a list of them here.