Engineering With LEGO Technic

LEGO is not just for kids anymore. With sets like EV3, NXT, and Technic, you’ll have ample opportunities to help your LEGO-loving child transition from simple kid sets to more complex robotic sets. And this is a good thing, especially if your child wants to be an engineering or scientist when they grow up. My son has thoroughly loved his advanced sets from LEGO Education, and he uses the parts every week. But even with all these Technic and robotic pieces at hand, a child can eventually run out of ideas for new things to build. What to do then? Buy a guide! The legendary Yoshihito Isogawa…

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Can a LEGO® Creation Climb Stairs?

In our homeschool we have been using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education robot kit, called EV3 for the past few months. As one homeschool parent to another, the robotics field is already huge and is just going to keep growing. Introducing your child to robotics at an early age has tremendous benefits in and of themselves, but imagine how much of a benefit such an early start will be for them if they decide to go into the field of robotic engineering as a career. It is so important, in this modern day and age, that we expose our homeschool kids to…

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LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3

My family has been playing around with the newest version of the LEGO© MINDSTORMS© robot kit, called EV3. Wow.  That is it.  Just wow.  Well worth the cost. (As a disclaimer, I am a LEGO Education blogger and did receive it for free, but honestly, we are such huge LEGO fans and fans of robots that we would have bought it anyway.) As one homeschool parent to another, the robotics field is already huge and is just going to keep growing. Introducing your child to robotics at an early age has tremendous benefits in and of themselves, but imagine how much…

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Creating Simple Machines With LEGO® Education

Back in April, I shared a review of a LEGO® Education set called Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Pack, a complete curriculum pack you can use to teach the concepts of simple machines. If you are looking for a LEGO Education product that is a bit simpler and less expensive, created for a younger age group in mind, yet still teaches the STEM concepts, I would like to recommend the Simple Machines set.  We have received both sets from LEGO Education and definitely agree that the Simple Machines set is a perfect fit for a child under 10, while the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Pack is a brilliant…

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Teaching With LEGO® Renewable Energy

Be sure to scroll down as I have a giveaway today! Renewable energy is energy that comes from our sun. LEGO Education has an add-on set just for this as well! My son is fascinated by solar and kinetic energy, so this set held his interest for a very very long time and he is still building on it with more ideas. This set contains a solar panel, energy meter, motor, LED lights, fan blades, and more.  With this set, you will learn about energy sources such as solar, wind, hydropower, wind power, and tidal power. In contrast to fossil fuels…

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Teaching With LEGO® Pneumatics

Pneumatics is a section of science and technology that deals with the study of pressurized gas to produce mechanical motion. LEGO Education has created a set designed specifically to teach this science using six different models: 1. Scissor Lift (pictured above) – use the air pumps to raise and lower the lift. You can even extend this by adding more pieces in the middle section. 2. Robot Hand 3. Stamping Press 4. Robot Arm 5. Dino (we have not built this yet) 6. Scarecrow (we have not built this yet either) Now this set is an add-on set, which means…

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