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ERIC Number: ED480664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object Using LEGOs. Grades 3-5.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Modeling is an important step in the engineering process. In this activity, students create a model of an object of their choice using LEGOs (plastic building blocks), giving them skills and practice in techniques used by professionals. Students sketch as they build their objects. This activity facilitates a discussion on models and their usefulness and uses a time frame of 30 minutes. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Elementary Education, Engineering, Hands on Science, Models, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in this series, see SE 068 011-041.