Lego Challenge Program

Play2Learn Education LEGO Challenge Program

Description:

Play2Learn Education LEGO Challenge Program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-13) with the basic principles of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With LEGO® Kits, students gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts, and mathematics knowledge, can better interpret basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process. The knowledge set will be covering Powers and principles in physics including Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.Parents are welcome to join the class at the end of class to see a mini-presentation by the students. If you ever have any concerns or queries about your child’s progress or behavior, please feel free to call the office or speak to the teacher after class. This is really a good class where children are given an opportunity to learn while playing building with the world’s favorite building bricks – LEGO®!


Description:

Play2Learn Education LEGO Challenge Program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-13) with the basic principles of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With LEGO® Kits, students gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts, and mathematics knowledge, can better interpret basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process. The knowledge set will be covering Powers and principles in physics including Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more. This is really a good class where children are given an opportunity to learn while playing building with the world’s favorite building bricks – LEGO®!

Lego Challenge Program
Lego Challenge Program

What is special for Play2Learn Education LEGO Challenge Program?

  1. Play2Learn Education is a high tech start-up locally in Calgary. The team is composited by experienced educators, seasoned engineers and enthusiasm young brothers and sisters who know STEM education, love play with kids, be good at inspire and encourage students to pursue their own interests in learning science and mathematics, practicing engineering process, and innovate new technology.
  2. The Lego Challenge Program in Play2Learn Education defined a small size classroom; these smaller class sizes guarantee our teachers to give each student the individual attention and recognition they deserve to achieve their personal best.
  3. The Lego Challenge Program in Play2Learn Education has 4 different Phase (Phase I/II/III/IV) depending on how difficult it is. Students who are aged from 6 to 12 are suggested to start from Phase I. We do not suggest parents to push students to the program if there are not in the corresponding group. However, the student who is younger than 6 years old or below the grade 1 wants to be enrolled in the program, we will schedule an interview to evaluate if she/he is mature enough to study in the program.
  4. The individual Phase includes 8 classes. Each class will cover one interesting topic such as basic mechanism, scientific measurement and gears combination etc. At the beginning of the class they are taught a subject, following which they are diving in building a LEGO construction and a Lab experiment. After a mini presentation of what they built today, the class is finished but most don’t even realize how much time has passed. Students will be encouraged to pick up some homework assignment which is a good review for what they played and learned in the classroom.
  5. Once a student finished all classes in a lower phase, the student and the teacher will communicate and decide if she/he will be enrolled in a higher phase. Play2Learn Education is aiming to build a fun and an entertainment environment, but also an academic and a challenge atmosphere to encourage students to step higher.

Play2Learn Education provide a Four Phases LEGO Challenge Program structure to make students play lEGO machine from easy to difficult. Phase I is the base for all the other phases. Once you finish the Phase I you have chance to go to the next Phase. The Phases structure from lower to the higher is mapped as below:

  • Phase I – Practice;
  • Phase II – Design;
  • Phase III – Energy and Innovation;
  • Phase IV – Mechanism and Programming;

Phase I – Practice:

Students learn the basic STEM concepts through building LEGO construction and practicing various corresponding experiment in an 8-week program. In each week, students are exposure to STEM topics such as Scientific Measurement, Motion and Movement, Electrical Machine and Renewable Energy etc. Phase I aims to attract students to the STEM world and also inspire them for any creative product. Although students are placed into individual workspace, they are encouraged to collaborate with partners and present their team spirit and leadership. The last week of the phase I will be an imagination session which leaves the stage for students themselves. Students are advised to design their own construction for the final ceremony. All qualified students will be awarded Play2Learn Education Lego Challenge Phase I Training certificate.

Who is eligible?

Students who are older than 6 years old and higher than Grade I in regular school (must pass the interview if younger than 6 years old)

Class Plan:
  • Class 1 Scientific Measurement
  • Class 2 Simple Motion
  • Class 3 Power Machine
  • Class 4 Motion
  • Class 5 Renewable Energy
  • Class 6 Electrical Machine
  • Class 7 Motion
  • Class 8 Miscellaneous

Phase II – Design:

Students learn the advanced STEM concepts through building the LEGO models and practice various experiments in an 8-week program. Compared to the models employed in Phase I, the required construction will be more complex and the topic will be more advanced. Phase II requires students to work on more mathematics calculation and to do more scientific reading. Every student will have a chance to practice leadership in leading a project for both constructing and experimenting. Following the each class, students will have an assignment to finish at home. The homework is related to what students play and learn at the class, which covers Scientific Measurement and Evaluation, Power machine, and Principal Mechanical Models. Students in Phase II will have the opportunity in learning Computer Aid Design (CAD) to help them to finish the draft work for their own design. At Phase II graduation, students will finish a CAD draft and then realize the CAD design with the existing LEGO bricks. All qualified students will be awarded Play2Learn Education Lego Challenge Phase II Training certificate.

Who is eligible?

Students who are older than 8 years old and higher than Grade II in regular school (must pass the interview if younger than 8 years old) OR Students who did successfully finish Lego Challenge Program Phase I in Play2Learn Education

Class Plan:
  • Class 1 Advanced Measurement
  • Class 2 Scientific Energy
  • Class 3 Power Machine
  • Class 4 Principal Models Research I
  • Class 5 Principal Models Research II
  • Class 6 Electrical Machine
  • Class 7 Computer Aid Design
  • Class 8 Build Your Own Design

Phase III – Energy and Innovation:

Students gained LEGO building skill and Design ability in Phase I and Phase II will have a chance to be exposed to more energy topics to support a final innovation in Phase III. The energy topics will include Motion Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Pneumatics Energy and Kinetic Energy. Students are required to finish homework after each class. The Final Project will have to employ all experience in Energy, LEGO Design and building skill to innovate a Robot Arm. Some Programming session will be started to introduce in Phase III, aiming to make students to start a programming thinking. The final project is also a group work; students will put themselves in different role in a team. All qualified students will be awarded Play2Learn Education Lego Challenge Phase III Training certificate. The outstanding students will be invited to join the Phase IV program.

Who is eligible?

Students who are older than 9 years old and higher than Grade IV in regular school (must pass the interview if younger than 8 years old) OR Students who did successfully finish Lego Challenge Program Phase II in Play2Learn Education

Class Plan:
  • Class 1 Motion Energy
  • Class 2 Solar Energy
  • Class 3 Motion Energy
  • Class 4 Wind Energy
  • Class 5 Pneumatics
  • Class 6 Pneumatics
  • Class 7 Pneumatics
  • Class 8 Miscellaneous

Phase IV – Mechanism and Programming:

The Phase IV requires students have LEGO building skills, know how to design a Lego Construction, understand different energy can be used for LEGO motion; the Phase IV also introduce programming skill to connect computer world with Mechanism world. In this 8-week program, students will learn how to build a Robot, how to write Robotic Code, how to use programming code to control Robot. The final project will provide students a chance to use all skills and experience gained in the whole program (Phase I/II/III/IV) to construct a Robot. More paper work will be required during the Phase IV, since students are expected to present their own idea to more people. All qualified students will be awarded Play2Learn Education Lego Challenge Phase IV Training certificate.

Who is eligible?

Students who are older than 9 years old and higher than Grade IV in regular school (must pass the interview if younger than 8 years old) OR Students who did successfully finish Lego Challenge Program Phase III in Play2Learn Education

Class Plan:
  • Class 1 Programming Introduction
  • Class 2 Robot Programming
  • Class 3 Automatic Parking
  • Class 4 Driving Reversely
  • Class 5 Object Detection
  • Class 6 Vehicle Control
  • Class 7 Intersection
  • Class 8 Cruise Control

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