The overall course objective is to impart theoretical and applied knowledge in the fields of Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM) by using LEGO® parts and other exciting tools.
The main goal of Bricks Challenge is to illustrate content through stories and demonstrations. Our students will learn math and physical principles through intuitive study, develop their independent learning and improve their building skills.
The course will provide mathematical integration between physical laws and the simple calculations to support them. The laws and mathematics are both illustrated through the construction of exciting LEGO® bricks models. Once the concepts have been demonstrated students enjoy hands on building the YE LEGO® models which provides experiential learning and reinforces the lessons topic. To carry out the building process, students receive a tailor made kit developed by Young Engineers.
We are currently offering the following Theme based Brick Challenge Program
In all the programs the kids will actually build the battery operated models and learn about the STEM concepts behind them.
1. Amusement Park : In this program we teach kids the scientific principles that play a role in the Amusement Park rides such as Ferris Wheels. The kids will develop a STEM based outlook towards the Amusement Park Rides making your next visit to the Park even more fun.
2. Aviation and Automotive : Ever watched a rocket launch in the space and wondered how it fights the gravity OR a Tow truck in operation? In this program we teach kids the scientific principles that make the rockets and race cars work using simple to build Lego based models.
How about visiting Indianapolis Grand Prix after this course or see an actual Rocket launch from Cape Canaveral?
3. Classic Mechanics : Have you ever wondered how a washing machine works OR how an elevator is able to carry so much weigh effortlessly? Come learn with us the STEM principles in these day to day machines that make our lives so easy. Next time you operate a washing machine or see it in operation, you know which forces are at play
Suitable for: 1st – 5th Grade (Elementary School)
Average lesson duration: 75/90 minutes
This enrichment program teaches practical software and mechanical engineering principles such as: algorithm planning, formulation of pseudo code, flow charts, We-Do Programming, input and output implementations, loops, multi-threads, keyboard operations, sensor applications and calculation commands.
Using LEGO® parts and LEGO® WeDo graphic programming tools, student build robots. During each lesson, students will assemble a robot that will preform a predetermined task. Constructing these robots will develop each student’s ability to create computer algorithms and capability to implement those computed codes.
Robo Bricks also introduces students to realistic professional skills and the world of entrepreneurship. We teach our participants about market study, product page, how Google works, Microsoft Power Point and rhetorical methods.
Suitable for: 4th-7th grade or graduates of Brick Challenge 1 year programs
Average lesson duration: 60/90 minutes
After extensive testing, it has been statistically proven that children participating in e² Young Engineers enrichment programs achieve high grades within all scientific subjects taught at school.
It has also been proven that elementary school students who join Young Engineers community obtain the mathematical knowledge required to succeed when tackling the more complex scientific curricula taught at middle and high schools.
These tests have been conducted by the
Center for Cooperation and Advancement (CCA)