Train to Win
This unit will give your students 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 students to the process of asking and answering questions, data analysis, and how to present their ideas. They'll work toward determining whether 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 familiarize your students with the contents of the LEGO® Education BricQ Motion Essential Set. We recommend taking some time before the lesson to show your students what's beneath the white tray, and to explain that the bricks are sorted by color. Students will find the building instructions books under the tray. They'll 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.
Build a hockey player and goalie! Explore how different push and pull forces help 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 center of gravity, so she doesn't 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?