Lutherville Laboratory students use STEM concepts during Lego Engineering Extravaganza


Grade 3 students at Lutherville Laboratory recently spent the entire day in the iLab for a Lego Engineering Extravaganza. They applied the engineering design process in collaborative teams as they planned, created, tested, and improved zipline runners. Students incorporated math, technology, communications, and science concepts throughout the design process – a perfect connection to Lutherville’s magnet strands.

Students also applied reading skills as they used the book Crazy Action Contraptions to identify the correct names for each of the Lego pieces and create three specific zipline runners from the book. Each class tested the zipline runners and used netbooks to time their runs. Each team created a labeled blueprint of their zipline runner and tested their new design. Most students were able to create, test, and improve several zipline runners.

Spotlight and photos submitted by Diedre Austin of Lutherville Laboratory
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