Suitable for Ages:
4th-8th grade

Average lesson duration:
75 minutes

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Students participating in e² Young Engineers’ Galileo Technic advanced enrichment program experience prepares them for their future. Students will learn how to problem solve like an engineer, using their new skills math and physics skills.

students learn to how to solve any given problem from an engineering perspective. Students work in groups enhancing their team building skills, as they are required to construct complex models.
Galileo Technic provides an advanced level of thematic study, by implementing mechanical engineering principles through building LEGO® bricks models. students build an efficient machine (model) as they have analyzed all aspects of how the machine operates e.g. the gear ratios. Students will graduate the Galileo Technic program with new skills in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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Overview of Galileo Technic curriculum

Galileo Technic curriculum builds upon the curriculum of Bricks Challenge. The lessons are more advanced. They build on the introductory level math, physics and engineering that was taught in Bricks Challenge. Students will learn new engineering terms and principles in the Galileo Technic program.

Galileo Technic teaches engineering mechanisms such as: multi-channel transmission systems, mechanical coordination, the movement of a body on a rotational axis, the center of gravity and the fulcrum, different ratchet implementations, energy depletion, recycling, limited transmission belt implementations and more.

*Please see Bricks Challenge page for details of introductory curriculum taught in that program.

Galileo Technic secondary objectives

  • Encourage independent and creative thinking
  • Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes
  • Acquire engineering implementation skills
  • Expand problem-solving skills
  • Provide general knowledge of laws of physics and various natural phenomena
  • Progress sense of self-efficacy and time management
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills
  • Boost team-building abilities

Galileo Technic building model themes

  • Various launchers
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Amusement park rides
  • Animals
  • Various mechanisms used in motor vehicles
  • Complex machines