BETT 2015 is only a month away and we’re busy planning our visit. LEGO Education will be on stand E128 between 21st-24th January 2015.
We will be showing you how you can deliver the new Computing curriculum in a fun and engaging way with LEGO Education. We’ll have lots of special show offers and be showcasing our new maths resource, MoreToMaths, as well as all our other cross-curricular resources to inspire your students through real-life problem solving.
These resources have been designed as an engaging and easy way to introduce students to robotics by working with very current and real-world themes like ‘travelling to and living on Mars’.
ESA see the real benefit of MINDSTORMS in schools and approached LEGO Education about working together on a very exciting project.
In 2019, ESA’s next big mission ‘ExoMars’ plans to land a robot on Mars – the first time a European agency will have put a robotic system of this scale on Mars.
LEGO Education and ESA are working together to create ExoPREP – a robotics course dedicated to advance STEM education – that has a specific focus on space science and technology relating to ESA’s ExoMars mission.
The course will task secondary students with building a programmable scale model of the ExoMars rover using LEGO Education MINDSTORMS. We are developing lessons plans and activities based on national curriculum subjects that will demonstrate concepts in orbital robotics such as zero or low-gravity dynamics – concepts that can be very difficult to grasp but are very well demonstrated to students using LEGO bricks.
The course will be available in 2015 and promises to engage students in Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to help reach their curriculum targets.
With LEGO® Education WeDo, your pupils can engage in Social Studies the hands-on way. WeDo is a great tool for exploring the many facets of Social Studies, and its digital integration will keep your pupils engaged and eager for more.
Whether it’s using WeDo to build working models exploring communities, people, places or nations that are near and far, the platform will have pupils motivated to take their learning to new heights.
Kick-start your pupils’ creativity and boost their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills with StoryStarter. Working together, pupils create and build their stories with LEGO® before writing them up in the unique software. Click here to find out why one teacher said that her “children have gained confidence in speaking, listening and writing which can be directly attributed to this way of writing stories.”
PLUS, don’t miss out on our special limited time offer: buy a full class pack of StoryStarter with a half class pack or more of WeDo, and receive the WeDo 2014 Computing Scheme of Work, software and site licence for FREE*, saving £294.97.
Our WeDo Adventure continues and this weeks’ adventure focuses on Language.
We all know that being effective communicators is critical to pupils’ success in school and beyond. LEGO Education WeDo really challenges them to sharpen those key skills.
With everything from following instructions to learning collaboration techniques, WeDo is chocked full of key language learning components that are woven throughout the entire solution. Now you can cover core content while integrating technology in an engaging way.
With the add-on packs for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 you can cover STEM and Computing topics in more depth and tailor your resources to better suit your school.
With the EV3 Space Challenge set, students experience programming like real astronauts and solve scientific problems.
The EV3 Science Activity pack creates a hands-on natural sciences environment where students can collect, store and analyse data.
With Design Engineering Projects, you can introduce your class to the basics of Mechanical Engineering and they can use what they’ve learnt to develop their own robotics systems.
If you would like some advice on which resources would be most suitable for your school, attend one of our teacher workshops or visit our website to find out about all the possible applications for EV3.
We are also continuing our special offer for LEGO Education WeDo – buy a half class pack of WeDo and receive the new 2014 Computing Scheme of Work for FREE. It contains 24 hours of lesson plans that meet with new Computing Curriculum targets across Key Stages 1 & 2.