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BRICKS CHALLENGE

From 6 to 9 years old / 1 st to 3 rd school degree

The overall course objective is to impart theoretical and applied knowledge in the fields of science, technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathematics(STEM) by using LEGO® technic and other exciting tools.

 

 

 

How a Session Looks Like?

We illustrate content through stories and demonstrations. Our students will learn mathematics and
physical principles through intuitive study, develop their independent learning and improve their
building skills. The course will provide mathematical integration between physical laws and the
simple calculations to support them. The laws and mathematics are both illustrated through the
construction of exciting LEGO® models.
Once the concepts have been demonstrated students enjoy hands on building the LEGO® models
which provides experiential learning and reinforces the lessons topic. To carry out the building
process, students receive a tailor-made kit developed by Young Engineers.

Main Topics Covered:

  • Basic and Complex Mathematical Operations: The integration between planning and building

the model involves the calculation of energy transformations, which enables the teaching of
mathematical topics such as addition and subtraction, and up to exponentiation.

  • Introducing Philosophers and Theoreticians: Archimedes, Newton, Da Vinci and more.
  • Physical Forces and Laws: Centrifugal force, centripetal force, force of inertia, kinetic energy,

potential energy, law of action-reaction, lift force, torque, leverage points, load distribution,
force conservation, angular momentum and more

What are the Skills Children Can Develop?

  • Time planning and management skills
  • Encourage independent creative-inventive thinking
  • The ability to analyze engineering processes
  • Broaden knowledge of physical laws and various natural phenomena
  • Improve spatial vision
  • Sense of self-efficacy
  • Interpersonal communication skills

Few Examples of Theme Models

Amusement park rides • Aircrafts • Various means of transportation • Cranes • Elevators • Modern machines and More!

 

GALILEO TECHNIC

From 9 to 12 years old / 3rdto7th school degree

This is an in-depth program to extend the “Young Engineers – Bricks Challenge” program; students will use expert level engineering thinking by considering the physical and mathematical aspects of building efficient machines.  The program focuses on individual and group projects to prepare students for the dynamic 21st century working environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How a Session Looks Like?

The “Galileo Technic” course offers broad knowledge in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students explore machines from a professional engineering perspective, focusing on identifying solutions and promoting teamwork to build complex mechanisms.

The program provides an advanced level of thematic study, implementing mechanical engineering principles through building LEGO® based models. By analyzing physical, mathematical, and technical aspects of a machine’s operation, students will implement the most efficient method for building their machine.

The “Galileo Technic” program utilizes the spiral learning method where students study a certain topic, investigate it from different angles and contexts while integrating the core processes frequently applied by engineers.

Main Topics Covered:

  • Introducing students to new engineering terms while implementing all Bricks Challenge subjects.
  • The course will give a new overview of the following engineering mechanisms: Multi-channel transmission systems, mechanical coordination, the movement of a body on a rotational axis, center of gravity and fulcrum, different ratchet implementations, energy depletion, recycling, limited transmission belt implementations.
  • Statistics: probability, percentages and fair games, semi-automatic launching mechanism, parallel working, radar, axial steering, differential and differential lock systems.

What are the Skills Children Can Develop?

  • Encourage independent and creative thinking
  • Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes
  • Acquire engineering implementation skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Broaden horizons and general knowledge of physical laws and various natural phenomena
  • Improve spatial vision
  • Develop sense of self-efficacy
  • Develop social connections, as well as communication and interpersonal work skills
  • Acquire 21st century skills, including integration into modern life and high order thinking skills.

Few Examples of Theme Models

Various launchers • Construction equipment • Industrial equipment • Amusement park rides • Various animals • Various vehicles mechanisms • Complex machines, requiring high levels and teamwork.