The Brick Chronicles feature unique creations made with Lego® bricks. Hopefully you, and the children in your life, will find them as inspiring as I do!
As I was leading a team through the Jr. First Lego League challenge, they were often disappointed that we had to do so much research and decision-making. With the name Lego® in the competition, many of these 3rd graders incorrectly assumed we would just be playing with Legos®. Fortunately for the students, there were lots of ways to incorporate building while still brainstorming and researching. The pictures below were taken while the students were trying to choose which “educational place” was a good place to learn. They had previously brainstormed on paper and were narrowing down their topic. Can you tell they all agreed that being outside was a great place to learn?
If you choose to utilize Legos® in a brainstorming session, I do recommend setting a time limit. Artistic design is great, but as you may know, art is never finished! With a time limit, students are freed from making “perfect designs.”