If you don’t have time to keep abreast of the latest news from the world of LEGO® Education on a school day, never fear! Here’s a handy round-up of our pick of the posts to peruse over the weekend.
French engineer Max Castéra has been bringing fun and learning to some of the poorest children in India, with a little help from LEGO® bricks. Max, founder of brickscientist.com recently returned from Delhi where he spent a week teaching science, culture and engineering in conjunction with Tara, a non-profit organisation providing residential services and education for children from some of India’s most vulnerable families. You can read more about Max’s trip and the activities he organised here.
Make primary school maths fun with the latest LEGO® Challenge in Teach Primary magazine which builds children’s confidence using a hands-on method. The ideas focus on how LEGO bricks and LEGO DUPLO® bricks can be used to bring maths activities to life, teaching the specific skills of counting, shape recognition, matching, incidental multiplication and division. Read more about the challenge here.
A grammar school in Northern Ireland has been running special Robot Days for pupils using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education.The Wallace High School in Lisburn, has staged two events so far this year for Year 9 pupils and another is planned in June. Read about the activities and hear from the organising teacher here.
If you’ve always wanted to know what space, engineering and LEGO have in common, watch the Google Science Fair Hangout on Air with Adrian Drake, who devises experiments for the International Space Station using LEGO bricks. Find out more here.
Have a good weekend!