This semester he really wanted to focus on how to build stronger robots. The first lesson was on torque.
|The kids had to load up nickels and move the baskets to get them to balance.|
|Levers and vectors oh my!|
|They had to recognize the pattern as they added the nickels and calculated the torque.|
|Warms my science teacher heart...look at these data sheets. Impressive Dan!|
|This is the model Dan had the kids make. He made these directions all by himself using a free program from the LEGO website.|
There's a lot in store for this LEGO Mechanics class this spring. We began in mid-February and we go through the first week of May. Our Co-op runs for 10 Mondays from 1 to 3 in the afternoon. Next up is an update from the other class I'm teaching.