Yesterday we had our final session of our first three-week LEGO series. Second and third graders learned about levers, and used them to build a bird whose wings flapped when you pressed down on its tail. The kids then programmed their birds to tweet or make other sounds when they moved in various ways.
There was also time for kids to experiment and try some things out on their own. Some pairs decided to build airplanes, boats, and giants who stood up with the help of a crane. Check out this video of one of the cranes. The giant was lifted a little high, but the team improved their computer program after I snapped the video.
Do you have a second or third grader who’s interested in participating? We’ll be doing this workshop again in November. Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 12 and sessions will take place Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16 from 3:30 to 5:00pm.