We’re knee-deep into our second LEGO WeDo workshop for 2nd and 3rd graders. Last week we made lions and programmed them to sit up and roar. This week we made alligators whose mouths opened and shut utilizing a pulley system. The kids did a great job coming up with their own computer programs to control the movement of their gators. We also added motion sensors so the jaws could be programmed to close when something entered the alligator’s mouth. The kids did a great job working together in their pairs and coming up with solutions to problems they encountered along the way.
Next week we’ll create bird machines, and the kids will have time to come up with their own inventions if they want to. Now, enjoy some photos!
One pair made their own idea - a windmill - after they finished their alligator!