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BrickLab Robots: Engineering with LEGO Robots

BrickLab Robots: Engineering with LEGO Robots

BrickLab Robots: Engineering with LEGO Robots combines the excitement of Helpful Robots, Robot Inventions, and Robot Competitions into one dynamic course.

Students will embark on a journey of discovery, utilizing LEGO elements, programmable bricks, motors, and sensors to craft robots that solve problems, invent new solutions, and compete in challenges. From building collaborative robots that assist in tasks to designing innovative machines and engaging in competitive arenas, this course fosters creativity, coding skills, teamwork, and engineering principles. Join us to explore the limitless potential of LEGO Robotics and become a master engineer!

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  • About BrickLab Robots: Engineering with LEGO Robots

    BrickLab Robots: Engineering with LEGO Robots 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 engineers to explore the world of robotics 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 and programming various robots 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 coding exercises, engineering challenges, and interactive projects, promoting a balance between theoretical learning and practical application.

  • Focus Areas

    Helpful Robots: Students will build LEGO robots equipped with elements, motors, and sensors to perform lifelike tasks. Enhance your engineering skills and unleash your creativity as you tackle exciting robotic challenges.

    Robot Inventions: Students will learn coding, engineering, and teamwork as they bring their robotic creations to life. This course emphasizes hands-on learning and creativity, guiding students to design and build innovative robots.

    Robot Competitions: Students will build, code, and solve challenges with their LEGO robots, promoting teamwork, innovation, and engineering skills. Experience a dynamic environment where young engineers can test their robotic creations in thrilling competitions, enhancing their problem-solving abilities and technical expertise.

  • Master STEM Principles

    Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of STEM concepts by integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles through LEGO robotics. They will apply physics, mechanics, coding, and logical reasoning in practical scenarios, enhancing their grasp of each field.

  • Cultivate Teamwork

    LEGO robotics projects will teach students the value of collaboration and teamwork. Engaging in group tasks, they will learn to effectively communicate ideas, share responsibilities, and work cohesively to overcome challenges, thereby developing vital interpersonal skills for future teamwork scenarios.

  • Develop Creativity

    Students will explore their creative potential by designing and building unique LEGO robots. They'll delve into programming techniques, sensor usage, and mechanical design, promoting innovation and expanding their imaginative capabilities.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic world of BrickLab Engineering, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through exciting robotic projects, problem-solving activities, and imaginative explorations.

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Robo-Helpers in Action - Building Practical Solutions

Step into the shoes of an engineer and create "Robo-Helpers in Action"! In this lesson, students will design and build LEGO robots equipped with motors and sensors to perform practical tasks. From cleaning up a workspace to sorting objects, students will tackle real-world problems, enhancing their technical skills and creativity.

Inventor's Workshop - Crafting Innovative Robots

Enter the "Inventor's Workshop" and let your imagination run wild! Students will explore the fundamentals of coding and engineering as they invent their own unique robots. This lesson focuses on creativity and hands-on learning, guiding students through the process of designing, building, and programming innovative robotic solutions.

The Great Robotics Race - Competitive Engineering

Get ready for "The Great Robotics Race"! In this lesson, students will build and code LEGO robots to compete in a series of thrilling challenges and obstacle courses. This exciting competition promotes teamwork, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills, as students push their engineering abilities to the limit

Environmental Engineers - Robots for a Greener World

Become an "Environmental Engineer" and create robots that help the environment! Students will design and build LEGO robots to address environmental challenges such as recycling, pollution control, and renewable energy. This lesson emphasizes sustainability and innovation, encouraging students to develop solutions for a greener world.

Robo Rescue Mission - Engineering for Emergencies

Embark on a "Robo Rescue Mission" and design robots that save the day! Students will create and program LEGO robots to assist in emergency scenarios, such as natural disasters or medical emergencies. This lesson highlights the importance of engineering in real-life situations, fostering critical thinking and rapid problem-solving skills.

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.