Coding & Tech

Engineering Design for Kids

Pull out your LEGO collection and discover how you can create your own designs!
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Completed by 1238 learners
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Class

50 minutes

per class

Meets once

6-9

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner

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Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Description

Class Experience

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:
- Describe why engineering design is a process
- Explain how observation and imagination helps engineers
- Use LEGO bricks to build at least one project
I'm a mechanical engineer and engineering educator who specializes in the engineering design process. I love facilitating LEGO Engineering experiences with learners on Outschool!
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Learners should bring a collection of 250-500 LEGO pieces. Standard pieces are fine. If your learner doesn't have an existing LEGO collection, I recommend the Large Creative Brick Box (https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-large-creative-brick-box-10698) or Bricks, Bricks, Bricks (https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/bricks-bricks-bricks-10717 <-- does not have its own case). The Creative Suitcase is a good representation of minimal supplies (https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/creative-suitcase-10713).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class welcomes learners from all backgrounds. To make this class particularly welcoming for autistic learners and other learners with sensory concerns, I actively control microphones to limit the amount of LEGO noise being transmitted through the speakers. Learners using DUPLO bricks are welcome, as are learners who require an adult building assistant when working with smaller LEGO pieces. 

Learners should have a working webcam to share their designs. If a learner doesn't want to personally appear on camera, that's fine. Please help your learner figure out how to share their LEGO builds. I recommend setting up a "Show and Tell" space on the table where the camera is aimed at the Show and Tell space.

Learners who can confidently produce designs from their own imagination in this class are most welcome in to join the LEGO Engineering Challenge or LEGO Engineering Club.

Teacher

Ian Nelson
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Engineer Extraordinaire and Facilitator of Ian Genuity's Engineering Adventures
2455 total reviews
2228 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm an engineer committed to giving students amazing experiences in math, science, and engineering. I believe that learning happens when kids ask questions and explore their interests. I look forward to helping your kids leverage their... 
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