Bricks Challenge is our flagship program.
Our lesson begins with an exciting story that opens our students minds to the exciting world of STEM. Our students are engaged, and it allows them to use their imagination and to use critical thinking. Our trained instructors inspire our youth to want to become an important part of society. Using LEGO® building blocks in conjunction with other tools and mechanical parts, our students develop their building skills.
The lesson begins with a brief demonstration that is immediately that is followed by building Young Engineers LEGO® parts models. Bricks Challenge participants use our LEGO® bricks kits exclusively made for Young Engineers. Each lesson inspires students to create, build and learn through a fun and entertaining LEGO® Challenge experience.
Overview of Bricks Challenge curriculum
Young Engineers participating in Bricks Challenge can expect to complete the program having learned important theoretical and practical lessons. Bricks Challenge introduces students to important scientists and inventors such as Leonardo Da-Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Archimedes and more. Each of these important figures have played a significant role in the development of science and technology today. We use their stories to inspire and educate our young engineers.
Bricks Challenge participants learn about many different topics, including the following: the laws of physics, centrifugal force, centripetal force, force of inertia, kinetic energy, potential energy, law of action-reaction, lift force, torque, leverage points, load distribution, force conservation, angular momentum and more. Students learn the necessary mathematical skills required in making the scientific calculations, needed to build their models.
Bricks Challenge secondary objectives:
- Foster planning and time management skills
- Encourage independent creative thinking
- Develop ones ability to analyze engineering processes
- Broaden knowledge of laws of physics and various natural phenomena
- Improve spatial recognition
- Cultivate a sense of self-efficacy
- Expand interpersonal communication skills
Bricks Challenge building model themes:
- Amusement park rides
- Various types of transportation machines
- Modern machinery