LEGO® Education in Your Homeschool

An Exclusive Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op Offer! The Co-op is pleased to welcome member favorite, LEGO® Education in time for spring savings for your homeschool classroom! Co-op members enjoy EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS of Up to $24 OFF on two new Lego Education homeschool packs: StoryStarter Homeschool Pack and the BuildToExpress Homeschool Pack! We currently own both of these sets and have used them frequently in our homeschool. BuildToExpress is more than a new LEGO product, it is a teaching process that can be built on over and over again. Hence the name build to express.  The core set contains a variety of LEGO pieces, 200…

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We Got a Puppy…Sort Of

This is our new robot puppy. He doesn’t have a name because unfortunately he will not be around for long. Although it may be hard, my son will eventually take him apart to use his parts for a new design. This puppy is part of the newest version of the LEGO© MINDSTORMS© robot kit, called EV3. Before Christmas, I shared some videos of what the EV3 can do. The instructions for all those models, as well as the instructions for the robot puppy, are included with the EV3 software. This puppy is very interactive. When the color sensor recognizes the…

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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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Did You Know That You Can Rent LEGO Sets?

I just discovered a new website called Pleygo, a Netflix-like rental service for LEGO. It looks really simple. You choose a membership level, add sets to your wishlist, and when a set is available it will be shipped out to you. We have not tried it, and probably will not since my son said he does not think this is a good idea for kids. His reason is that kids like LEGO to build and play with, and most kids will want to keep the sets. There is a one-month free trial though, so if any of you give it…

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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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Introducing LEGO® Education BuildToExpress Kits

Keep reading for a chance to win a product worth $135 value!! LEGO® Education BuildToExpress is more than a new product, it is a teaching process that can be built on over and over again. Hence the name build to express.  The core set contains a variety of LEGO pieces, 200 in all, that range from minifigures to tools to bricks to wheels. Everything a kid would need to really spark his imagination. Each piece can easily be turned into something else with a little creativity. That is what this set is designed to do. How it Works 1. There…

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