Science - See It! Hear It! Build It!
This unit introduces your students to Physical Science and Life Science. They'll plan and conduct investigations to gather evidence that objects can be seen only when illuminated and that vibrating materials can make sound. They'll determine the effect of placing items made of different materials in the path of a beam of light. They’ll also use tools and materials to design devices—one using light and one using sound—to solve the problem of communicating over a distance. Finally, they'll design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how animals use their external parts to survive.
Your students will also practice their social and emotional learning, such as self-regulation, persistence, empathy, self-awareness, and mindfulness with the main characters in the lesson stories.
Before your students begin this unit, we recommend the following to support their building and programming skills and prepare them for the challenges in this unit.
Access the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App or install it on classroom devices.
Complete the Tutorial Activities (under the Start menu item in the LEGO Education SPIKE App.
Try one or more of the lessons in the Great Adventures unit.
In addition, find professional development support for hands-on learning, programming, and coding. (Create a free LEGO ID if you don’t have one.)
Sofie thinks something is under her bed. Can you help her see it?
Maria plays piano. She wants to make more music. Can you build her something to play on?
Leo wants to make some shade on a sunny day. What materials should he use? Help him find out.
Communicate with Light and Sound
Daniel lives across the street from Sofie. What can he build to send messages to her?