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Visit this site: http://www.blakeschool.org/aaa/projects/lower/lego/

Author:The Blake School, Minneapolis/Hopkins/Wayzata, MN
Description: LEGO Logo projects are integrated into the science and computer curriculum of the Blake School. Students in the second grade study levers, third graders study pulleys, fourth graders study gears, and fifth graders combine their previous studies into a self-designed robotics project. Throughout the fourth and fifth units students keep journals, addressing these questions: What did we do today? What problems did we encounter? How did we solve these problems? What will we do the next LEGO session? Teams write in English what their projects will do before programming. Projects must use appropriate simple machine systems and incorporate lights, sound, and at times a sensor. At the end of the unit, teams present their project to parents, friends, classmates, and teachers. LEGO Dacta projects, with diagrams and pictures, for pulley and gear systems and robotics projects, are on the Web.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, General Software Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Communicating Math, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Engineering
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives, Writing/Communication in Math

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