Two groups, one made up of second- and third-graders, one of fourth- and fifth-graders, just completed two workshops using Lego WeDo Robotics equipment. We spent the first two weeks learning about scientific concepts and practicing using the Lego software. The third and final week, the kids got to build and program whatever they wanted.
In the second and third grade group, some of the pairs built Lego-designed machines, and some designed their own machines. We saw airplanes, battering rams, and (rather deadly) amusement park rides.
This invention plows people over.
Here we have a Lego figurine riding an alligator like a bucking bronco!
We only had a few kids attend the final session of the fourth and fifth grade workshop, so each person got to use a Lego kit without having to share. Everyone came up with their own ideas, including amusement park rides*, cars, and machines that can knock down paper cups.
This amusement park ride works like a combination of a catapult and a bungee jump. Ride at your own risk.
Riders are spun around in both directions on this dangerous ride.
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This is the last Lego workshop that we’ll be doing this school year. But keep an eye on our calendar! This summer will be packed with all sorts of events, including more STEAM activities and our awesome Summer Reading Program.
*If you notice a theme here, Winchester’s En Ka Society Fair was this past weekend. It’s an awesome event with lots of amusement park rides, and apparently it was on the kids’ minds as they designed their machines this week.