Windmills have been around for generations to grind food and create energy. During this challenge, students will use various materials and put their engineering skills to work by creating their own windmills.
In this lesson, students will learn to create a simple algorithm using block code. The platform used for this activity is a website created by Google that provides free educational games that teach students to program using block code.
What is a robot? What can robots do? Computer programmers tell robots what to do by creating a sequence of commands. In this lesson, students work in pairs to program a robot to act out the story from the mini story book *My Friend.*
Help your students develop their motor skills and learn about structures with this lesson that has them build structures out of pipes and connectors. This activity will also encourage team work and let students use their imagination.
Introduce students to the term **algorithm** using the familiar story of The *Three Little Pigs*. In this lesson, students will develop an algorithm, or a step-by-step **sequence** of instructions, for building a house made out of bricks.
Children are natural-born engineers who are often curious about how and why things work. Harness students’ natural curiosity with these engineering lesson plans that inspire them to start designing, creating, and innovating while building important problem-solving skills. Designed for a variety of ages, these lesson plans have budding engineers designing structures, building prototypes, programming robots, and more.