Color Sensor!

This year’s field mat is very line heavy and compact. The color sensor is going to be crucial in navigating the field efficiently. So, let’s start with the basics of the Color Sensor. Aligning to lines in FLL is important for the robot to be in the proper place to accomplish the mission. Look at the […]

Session 7- The Parallel Universe of Levers and Linkage Systems

Session 7- Linking Levers for Lunar Work! Last week in Lego Engineering, we learned about Levers and how the help make work easier. The root of Lever is Lev– which comes from Latin and means? To lighten or make weigh less. Name some other words that use Lev What Harry Potter Spell is being casted? […]

Session 6 – Lunar Levers

Just as gears change speed and strength (torque), Levers are an important simple machine that can be used to make work easier. Review from Last Session Let’s review what we learned at our last session of Lego Engineering. What are three type of gears that we explored last session? Spur, Double Bevel and single bevel. […]

Session 5- Gearing for Mars!

Supplies: Paper and Pencils on each table, Dry Erase Marker, White Board, LEGOs! Today we are launching to our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars!  Listen carefully about the characteristics of the planet to understand the challenges about sending astronauts there. Team Challenge Eight Planets- One way to remember the order of the planets is something called […]

Session 3- International Space Station!

Today we are going to Lower Earth Orbit to the International Space Station!!!!Today’s build is “Technical” (Using technic blocks to build a robotics arm). Our first video takes us to life on the ISS. Intro to the Space Station- Did you see all the different modules that are put together to make the ISS. Look […]

Session 2- Satellites

Lego Engineering – Satellites Eat snack and set up! Play JA video 1: Intro to Satellites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCbxe1H0IKA Play Everything Revolves Around You: Crash Course Kids #22.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0_GLKU0NEY Play JA video 2: https://youtu.be/Zv-Z6BsXxS4 Intro to first artificial satellite, Sputnik. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxpC-8f–xo Play JA video #3: Today’s Challenge build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-SQewC7C60&feature=youtu.be Today as Lego Engineers we are going to […]