The program Young Engineers is designed for students of the first three grades of primary school and enables them to be transformed into small scientists. Always aiming to solve a particular problem, they learn to work together and make use of their skills. By constructing simple but also complicated models, small engineers learn experimentally the utility of “Simple Machines” (gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles) and are familiar with the operation of mechanisms they encounter in their daily environment.
The constructions are built using LEGO Education materials and all activities are accompanied by specially designed worksheets that allow the child to verify what he/she has learned by observing.
Experiential learning offers, in an entertaining and playful way, knowledge easily perceived and urges children to approach and love sciences and explore their inclinations in them.
- Physics: Friction, Energy Conversion, Velocity, Force, Laws of Mechanics
- Technology: Simple Machines, Motion Transmission, Contemporary Mechanisms
- Engineering: Mechanical Advantage, Staticity – Builder, Problem Solving
- Mathematics: Simple Operations, Numbering, Patterns, Geometry
Section 1: Gears
Section 2: Wheels and Axles
Section 3: Levers
Section 4: Pulleys
Section 5: Inclined Level
Section 6: Energy Conversions
Section 7: Machines and Mechanisms