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Science & Nature

LEGO Engineering Challenge (Ages 8-12)

Can you use LEGO bricks to conquer these engineering challenges?
Ian Nelson
2465 total reviews for this teacher
200 reviews for this class
Completed by 985 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I'm an experienced mechanical engineer who loves empowering kids as designers. I love facilitating the LEGO Engineering Challenge because it provides an excellent opportunity for kids to get their hands on engineering.
Students will need to bring bricks to every class to have a full experience of the course. Any mix of LEGO pieces will do. I advise having at least 150 bricks available to the student every class. If you're looking to have exactly one kit with its own carrying case, I encourage using the Large Classic Brick Box ( If you're pulling LEGO bricks out from your learners existing collection, I recommend the following base supply of pieces (adding select elements like wheels, windows, and small 1x1 pieces to add unique flavor to each build): 20 1x2 15 1x4 20 2x2 30 2x4 5 2x8 20 Slants 8 2x4 flats 8 2x6 flats 4 2x8 flats 4 4x4 flats 2 4x8 flats
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The LEGO Engineering Challenge class focuses on using the engineering design process to come up with original constructions. Younger students keen on developing their own designs are welcome to join the class. 

To help with the auditory experience of the course, I ask that learners mute their microphones when actively building in class. Learners are welcome to unmute themselves during the building period to ask questions. Please encourage your learner to experiment with muting and unmuting their microphone. 


Ian Nelson
Lives in the United States
Engineer Extraordinaire and Facilitator of Ian Genuity's Engineering Adventures
2465 total reviews
2263 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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