Explorations in Green Engineering with Journeys to LEGO Outer Space
Apply real-world concepts in physics, mechanical and structural engineering, and architecture, while exploring the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system. Design and build LEGO machines powered by alternative energy sources, race solar cars, build a wind-powered electrical generation facility, and invent a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy. Learn about sustainability and understand the human world while also exploring the Red Planet with our own Mars Rover. Designed by engineers, the curriculum challenges students to reach the next level of engineering comprehension all while having fun building with LEGO.
Age group: 8 to 12
Group size: 24
Dates: Mondays, February 22 – April 25, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Costs: $300 for ten sessions of three hours
Joey Zielazinski recently returned from the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he served with his wife in the Peace Corps for two years, teaching English. Originally from Oklahoma, he is now a proud Durham resident, and loves rock’n’roll, comedy, and hot dogs.