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Simple Machines

Grades 2-3  Students will use their engineering skills as they build with the LEGO Simple Machine kits. Young LEGO maniacs will use gears, levers, pulleys and wheels/axles to build and design models such as a carnival ride, go-cart, catapult and more. As they test their models, students will have fun with the challenges and learn basic engineering design principles!  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 Simple Machine builds students can do in this program, each of which focuses on a specific Simple Machine:

  1. Go Cart (wheels & axles)
  2. Crazy Floors (pulleys)
  3. Merry-Go-Round (gears)
  4. Catapult (levers)

>  Grades 2 – 3
>  For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
>  Single Session (90 min)
>  After School Series (multiple weeks, 60 min each day) 
any combination of activities, completed in up to 4 weeks
>  Can be done at iSPACE or at your location

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