Building Science Understanding, Brick by Brick
It's not too late to enter the 2nd LEGO Builders of Tomorrow contest, sponsored by GeekDad. The deadline for submitting a photo of your family working together to build something from LEGO is April 30. The winning family will be featured on the box of the 2010 LEGO Builders of Tomorrow set.
The contest honors the timeless tradition of LEGO construction and the ways in which families come together to put principles of design, engineering, robotics, and physics to use with bricks of all sizes.
The ubiquitous nature of LEGO makes them perfect tools for introducing and demonstrating principles of science. Turn some downtime at home into an opportunity for scientific exploration with one of these Science Buddies science fair project ideas:
- Go, Gadget, Go! Building Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms®
- Building Structures: It's a Slippery Slope
- Building the Tallest Tower (For the youngest of builders!)
Let us know what you build, what questions come up, and how it goes. Your young builder could, indeed, be the builder or scientist of tomorrow!
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