NEW! - LEGO® Education Simple Machines (S.T.E.M)
Suggested for grades 4 - 6
Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies. They will also build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms while participating in this workshop. Students will work in pairs of 2.
LEGO® Race Car
Suggested for grades 5 - 6
The Race Car Workshop is a fun, hands-on way to get students excited about mathematics and introduce them to elementary physics. Students build LEGO® race cars, race them down our track, collect data and use arithmetic to calculate their car’s performance. Students also learn about the forces that affect their cars and use this information to create lean racing machines.
LEGO® Chicago Skyline
Suggested for grades 3 - 4
The Chicago Skyline Workshop is a 2-part experience including an interactive guided tour through MINILAND Chicago. Students will learn how the history of Chicago shaped its world-famous skyline. Afterward, students are challenged to think critically about designing a new building for MINILAND in a hands-on classroom setting.
Suggested for grades 3 - 4
The Artist workshop is a class that introduces participants to the artistic possibilities of LEGO® bricks. Using sculpture examples around LEGOLAND Discovery Center as a starting point, students will make their own unique, original LEGO sculptures and will use mathematics to figure out how to create a large scale model of their original sculpture.
Suggested for grade 2
During this workshop, students participate in exciting building challenges intended to introduce learners to the creation of large scale structures with DUPLO® bricks. Students will be encouraged to work as a team and communicate with their fellow classmates to reach a common goal while testing their architectural design to see if their team’s bridge can withstand the weight of additional objects.
DUPLO® Tall Towers
Suggested for grade 1
The Tall Towers Workshop is intended to introduce young learners to the world of architecture. Students will participate in DUPLO building challenges intended to teach them the importance of teamwork and communication. Tall Towers provides a classroom setting where participants learn of early elementary science and mathematics. Our instructor will also cover construction principals, natural and man-made structures in their world, and the effects of natural disasters on tall buildings.
DUPLO® Tall Towers Junior
Suggested for grade pre-k - kindergarten
Tall Towers Jr. is a hands-on workshop that helps participants learn how to follow directions, recognize shapes and patters, and develop fine motor skills. Participants build LEGO® towers of various shapes, colors, and patterns. A fun, hands-on way to introduce young learners to classroom instruction. Subjects covered: Color and Pattern Recognition and Fine Motor Skills Coordination
DUPLO® Story Telling
Suggested for grade pre-k
In the Story Telling workshop students will read with an instructor a DUPLO Story Telling book. During the workshop children will build and discuss different aspects of the story with their class, using DUPLO as their medium. A fun, hands-on way to introduce young learners to class room instruction. Subjects Covered: Language Arts and Listening Skills
*Workshops are 30 minutes long and can accomodate up to 25 students. Simple Machines workshop is 45 minutes long and can accomodate up to 24 students. Workshops are only available to elementary schools and learning centers, both private and public, grades pre-k - 6th and are not offered on weekends, holidays and school days off.