LEGO Ed Intros New STEAM Sets for K–8
- By Dian Schaffhauser
has introduced new sets of LEGOs to help students in K-8 learn
physical science. BricQ
allows students to explore concepts in forces and motion, using
sports such as skiing, gymnastics and racing.
Motion comes in two classroom sets: BricQ Motion Essential is
intended for ages six-plus, includes 523 LEGO bricks and is intended
to be shared by up to two students at a time; and BricQ Motion Prime
is targeted for ages 10-plus, with 562 LEGO Technic and brick
components, also intended to be shared between two students. The sets
include access to teacher and student videos and interactive
worksheets, assessment rubrics, tips to simplify or extend lessons
and extensions for math and language arts. The contents form the
basis for three curriculum units, according to the company, each
providing six to 10 hours of lessons.
sets are available for purchase separately ($99.95) or as part of a
Hybrid Learning Classroom Starter Pack, which includes personal
understanding the cause and effect of push-pull forces via a
tightrope walker balanced with weighted bricks to exploring Newton's
laws through land yachts and propeller cars, BricQ Motion was
designed to engage...students and teachers in the discovery of STEAM
concepts," explained Esben Stærk, president of the company, in
a press release.
used LEGO Education solutions for years, but I have colleagues who
are nervous about diving into their technology-rich solutions,"
added Kristin Williams-Luthi, a science instructional coach at
Gwinnett County Public Schools. "BricQ Motion is perfect for
them. It's easy to get started, and without the technology aspect,
adaptable to use with students, whether it's in-person, hybrid or
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.