Category: Bricks 4 Kidz

What’s involved in a Bricks 4 Kidz in-school workshop?

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Bricks 4 Kidz is an internationally renowned children’s educational play franchise which operates in over 40 countries. Bricks 4 Kidz provide LEGO® Technic workshops for primary schools, during which students get to build motorised models using specially designed project kits. These carefully planned construction activities have been designed by engineers and architects to help teach some important principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
The Bricks 4 Kidz ‘hands-on, minds-on’ approach to learning is imaginative, multi-sensory and fun. While children are building and having fun, they are also developing important life skills such as problem solving, communications and spatial intelligence. The Bricks 4 Kidz workshops use LEGO® to deliver lessons which are correlated to cross-disciplinary curriculum objectives.
Our students really enjoyed our Brick 4 Kidz workshop and we look forward to arranging another one sometime soon. 

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The children built motorised windmill models today as part of our Bricks 4 Kidz workshop.

They also learned all about:
– renewable and non-renewable energy sources
– wind energy and how it can be harnessed and converted into electricity
– how the energy in the wind pushes against the panels of a windmill to turn gears and how the gears drive the tools used to perform tasks such as pumping water or grinding grain to make flour.
– how the propeller-like blades of a wind turbine turn around a rotor and how the rotor is connected to the main shaft which spins a generator to create electricity
– how generators convert motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for everyday use in houses

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