Machines affect our lives every day, and when students understand how they are built, they can apply that knowledge to improve or even create new machines.
Simple Machines from LEGO Education includes bricks and elements that can be used to teach elementary students how the world works using simple machines. This engaging hands-on tool introduces children to the basic principles behind gears, wheels, axels, levers and pulleys, while laying the groundwork for further learning about science and engineering.
The LEGO Simple Machines Set features 16 principle models, four main models and four problem-solving models that enable students to investigate and understand the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life.
Key Learning Values
Observing and investigating simple machines; gears, wheels and axels, levers and pulleys
Following a design brief as part of the engineering design process
Investigating and working through observations, reasoning, predicting, reflecting and critical thinking