PS 34 Lego Engineering Program

The PS 34 Lego Engineering program is taught from 1st to 5th grade.  It strives to nurture children's curiosity and creativity. Through play and building children learn about engineering ideas and how to work together in partnerships.  

As a part of P.S. 34’s STEM enrichment, 1st through 3rd grade students gain engineering experience building with LEGOS. Children learn about simple machines through an engaging, fun, curriculum.  Classes meet twice a week over the course of several weeks.  

  • The 1st grade studies gears

  • The 2nd grade studies wheels and axels, gears, and levers

  • The 3rd grade studies pulleys and ratchets and pawls

Through project based learning students learn about the engineering design cycle and how to work cooperatively.

 

As a part of P.S. 34’s STEM enrichment, 4th and 5th grade students gain engineering and computer science experience building with LEGO EV3 Mindstorms educational sets.  Classes meet twice a week over the course of several weeks.

 Students learn about the engineering design cycle through building and computational thinking through coding.

Projects include:

  • Programming a robot to move through a maze

  • Creating an animal robot that moves—but without wheels

 

The LEGOS Inventors program was made possible by a generous grant from the Walentas Family Foundation.