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LEGO DUPLO Not-So-Simple Machines

Grades PreK-1  Young LEGO-Maniacs will enjoy building and designing some crazy, mighty machines that will help them explore and understand concepts associated with simple and compound machines. Using gears, levers, and pulleys, these young engineers will be weighing, measuring and even creating some exciting art projects. Discovering the “physics of fun” with the crew from iSPACE will surely inspire young imaginations! LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

> Subjects: Simple Machines

There are several LEGO DUPLO builds students can do in this program, each of which focuses on a specific Simple Machine:

  1. Dial Car (gears)
  2. Seesaw (levers)
  3. Puppy (pulleys)
  4. Spinning Tops
  5. Hockey
  6. Car Launcher
  7. Fan

>  Grades PreK – 1
>  For groups between 20-60 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
>  Single Session (60 min)
>  After School Series (multiple weeks, 60 min each day) 
any combination of activities, completed in up to 7 weeks
>  Can be done at iSPACE or at your location

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