Kids love Lego. It is known. Lego WeDo combines the joy of Lego with the added opportunities that connected motors and sensors bring. The Lego Education team have put a lot of effort into developing lessons that specifically connect to Science and many others that address design concepts, investigation skills, modelling and computing. The children love using the sets and I can see the added benefit they get from engaging with them. Visual and spatial perception, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, computational thinking...tick, tick, tick.
The Plants and Pollinators Lesson, provided the students with a fantastic opportunity to review what they had been learning while engaging with digital technologies. This project made use of a sensor hidden inside the flower that triggered sound when the bee flew over it. The bee was attached to a motor to simulate the bee flying. Students used block based code to control the model via the IOS app. Many innovated on their code.
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