Lego Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) K-3

lego car rallyClass: Lego Car Rally ( Mechanical Engineering) – For the younger crowd K-3. Hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center. We need a Minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 24 for this class.

Description: In LEGO Car Rally students are challenged to build cars from LEGO bricks that are tested on a ramp course to see how far they will travel, and on a “Tiltboard” to demonstrate their Center of Gravity. In the activity students are encouraged to: systematically alter variables as they modify their cars, consider trade-offs between different design elements, and consider the effects of friction and center of gravity. This fun activity provides students with hands-on, mechanical engineering design experience.

NOTE: We will not be able to hang out in the Hallway as we did in the past, the noise was disruptive to the other classes on the floor. There is not room for 24 children and 24 parents, siblings etc.. If you need to be in the room with your child, get a ticket for yourself and make a note of it under ‘student name’ this way we do not go over our headcount. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter

Date/Time/Location: March 14,  10:00am – 12:00pm, MIT Edgerton Center – 77 Mass Ave. Room 4-402

Price: $5.00

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Lego Car Rally
Lego Car Rally
This hands-on outreach class at the MIT Edgerton Center is geared toward younger crowd K-3 and has room for a maximum of 24 for this class. Description: In LEGO Car Rally students are challenged to build cars from LEGO bricks that are tested on a ramp course to see how far they will travel, and on a "Tiltboard" to demonstrate their Center of Gravity. In the activity students are encouraged to: systematically alter variables as they modify their cars, consider trade-offs between different design elements, and consider the effects of friction and center of gravity. This fun activity provides students with hands-on, mechanical engineering design experience.
Available Qty: 7

There are 7 spots remaining in this class.

Age: This activity is appropriate for students aged 5 and up. Children must be able to function in the classroom independently. The size of the classroom does not allow for parents to remain in the room during class. You are, however,  welcome to wait quietly in the hall outside the classroom if you need to be immediately available for your children. In addition there are also plenty of interns available to help the kids through the activities.

Wondering who else is going? You can find that information on the facebook event page here

Travel Tips: Visitor parking in the MIT-Kresge parking lot is limited. Permits can be purchased for $24.00 by completing and submitting the PDF form at least five days in advance. The other MIT Visitors lots rates are varied. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces.

Comments

  1. Hi.. I just want to know.. the active say age 9 and up but what said “younger K-3″ is it conflict to age”?? Thanks

  2. Robin allee says:

    Hi, I am totally unfamiliar with MIT. I’m having a hard time finding the edgerton center on a map. What building is it in? I’m going to attempt to take the T if that’s possible, do you know?

    • It is in Building 1 on the fourth floor. Building 1 is the iconic MIT building with the grass lawn and big pillars that faces the Charles, you can get off at the red line Kendall/MIT stop

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