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K-2 Engineering Activity Guide

Ideal for grades K-2, this set of activities lays the foundation to excel in the physical science fields

Ideal for grades K-2, this set of activities lays the foundation to excel in the physical science fields. Students gain expertise in engineering by designing and building LEGO® models, testing desired outcomes, and critically thinking about their results.

Through a series of hands-on activities, students are challenged to create a sturdy chair, a gravity powered car, a rubber band powered car, and a color wheel powered by a gear train. Students have the freedom to create their own design and conduct tests with changing variables. This activity guide is designed for students to act as real engineers by learning a host of valuable skills, such as effective construction methods and accurate testing procedures, which become building blocks for their future science education.

All lessons align with National and Washington State Standards for Mathematics and Science. Activities included in this guide:

  1. Sturdy Chair
  2. Basic Car
  3. Rubber Band Car with Extension Activities
  4. Gear Trains
  5. Color Wheel

Included in each activity are the following sections:

  • Reviewing prior knowledge
  • Vocabulary building
  • Engagement activities
  • List of age-appropriate books relating to lesson
  • Brainstorming questions
  • Science assessment
  • Math assessment
  • Tips for leveled instruction
  • Links for online resources for educators
  • Necessary materials
  • Detailed instructions for lessons with photos
  • Observations about activity
  • Final discussion
  • Student worksheets

Materials needed: Various LEGO® building pieces, gears, axles, etc. No specific LEGO® kit is required.






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