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BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs

BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs

BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs unites three captivating focus areas: Sports Challenges, Amazing Structures, and Great Adventures.

This comprehensive course invites children to dive into the world of LEGOs, crafting everything from thrilling sports arenas and architectural marvels to global adventures. Through hands-on design, spirited competition, and the application of basic physics, students will unleash their creativity, transforming imaginative ideas into LEGO masterpieces. Each module fosters innovation and showcases skills as a LEGO Master. Join us on a journey that builds more than just structures—it builds imagination!


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  • About BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs

    BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs is designed in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to early STEM education. This course invites young builders to explore the realms of construction and engineering through engaging, hands-on activities that blend creativity and critical thinking.

    Our curriculum seamlessly integrates STEM principles with English Language Arts (ELA) crossovers, fostering both scientific inquiry and literacy skills. By building various structures using LEGO kits, students enhance their technical abilities while developing problem-solving and communication skills. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured to include a mix of building exercises and interactive projects, promoting a balance between theoretical learning and practical application.

  • Focus Areas

    Dive into Sports Challenges with BrickLab Builders! Kids create extreme sports-themed LEGO masterpieces, learning basic physics principles along the way. This focus area enhances creativity and competition, encouraging young builders to design and construct innovative sports arenas and equipment.

    Discover the wonders of Amazing Structures in BrickLab Builders. Students design and build architectural marvels with LEGO, applying physics concepts. This focus area promotes creativity and engineering skills, challenging kids to construct imaginative and stable structures.

    Embark on Great Adventures with BrickLab Builders. Students craft LEGO masterpieces inspired by world travels, historical landmarks, and new worlds. This focus area fosters creativity and problem-solving, allowing young explorers to bring their imaginative ideas to life through hands-on building projects.

  • Enhance Creativity

    Children will harness their imagination and creative thinking by constructing with LEGO bricks, developing unique designs and innovative solutions to problems. This process encourages thinking outside the conventional boundaries, fostering originality and inventiveness.

  • Boost Critical Thinking

    Through LEGO building, students will enhance their planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills, learning to tackle challenges analytically. They will practice breaking down obstacles into manageable parts and experimenting with different configurations, thereby sharpening their critical thinking and strategic planning abilities.

  • Develop Fine Motor Skills

    Manipulating small LEGO pieces will aid children in improving their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Engaging in the precise task of connecting and disconnecting LEGO bricks will enhance their manual dexterity, agility, and control, contributing to their overall physical development.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic world of BrickLab Builders: Discovery through LEGOs, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through exciting building projects, problem-solving activities, and imaginative explorations. By engaging with LEGO kits, students embark on an enriching educational journey that enhances their problem-solving skills, fosters innovation, and ignites their passion for STEM and hands-on learning.

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The Ultimate Sports Arena Challenge

Dive into the ultimate sports adventure! Students will design and build extreme sports-themed arenas using LEGO. This lesson focuses on applying basic physics concepts to create innovative and functional sports venues, enhancing creativity and engineering skills.

Architectural Wonders - Building the Impossible

Explore the world of architectural marvels by constructing incredible structures with LEGO. Students will learn the principles of design and stability as they create their own architectural masterpieces, pushing the boundaries of their creativity and problem-solving abilities.

Adventure Quest - Exploring New Worlds

Embark on a thrilling adventure quest! Students will design and build LEGO models inspired by their own world travels and imaginative explorations. This lesson encourages creativity and cultural awareness as students recreate historical landmarks and invent new worlds.

Physics in Motion - Constructing Dynamic Structures

Discover the power of physics in motion! Students will build dynamic LEGO structures that incorporate moving parts and mechanisms. This lesson enhances understanding of mechanical principles and encourages innovative thinking through hands-on experimentation.

Engineering Extravaganza - The Great LEGO Build-Off

Join the Engineering Extravaganza for the ultimate LEGO build-off! Students will work in teams to design and construct complex structures, combining their creativity and engineering knowledge. This lesson promotes teamwork, strategic thinking, and competitive spirit in a fun and engaging environment.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

Engage Phase: We spark curiosity with captivating STEM visuals and thought-provoking prompts to draw students into the subject matter.

Explore Phase: Students embark on their educational journey with clear STEM objectives, supported by an environment that encourages experimentation and learning from mistakes.

Explain Phase: Foundational STEM knowledge is delivered, often integrating concepts from various disciplines to provide a holistic understanding.

Elaborate Phase: Students participate in hands-on STEM projects and activities, reinforcing their learning through practical application and critical thinking exercises.

Evaluate Phase: The journey culminates in reflection, where students assess their achievements and connect their learning to real-world STEM applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective STEM educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.