My World of Adventures
Children explore ways in which people and things move – for example, how animal and human bodies bend and jump, and how machines lift or spin. They learn about simple machines in their home and local community, and design and build their own models using LEGO® DUPLO sizes of gears and axles. This programme combines fantasy, imagination and storytelling with simple explorations of historical events and geographical facts using a variety of tiles and bricks.
Over Land and Outer Space
Children learn concepts related to the geography of Earth and the solar system. For example, in the “Explorers on Land” activity, children create a vehicle appropriate for different types of geographic areas: polar ice caps, mountainous areas, jungle and desert. Driving the model on a terrain, they learn to recognize features of those kinds of regions.
How Things Around My House Work
Children create models of familiar household mechanisms to understand how they are put together. For example, in the “Washing Machine” activity they build a washing machine to show how the drum inside moves.
Investigate Stable Structures
Children build models of different types of structures and identify basic aspects of stability. In the “ Fishing Rod” activity, for example. Children create models of fishing gear. Using the models, they can explore concepts of stable and unstable structures, simple pulley mechanisms and have fun with workable models from real life.
Animal Bodies and How They Move
Children build models showing the amazing “machinery” that humans and animals have inside our bodies. For example, in the “Muscles” activity children create a model of a leg with a muscle attached. Using the model they can demonstrate how moving the muscle adjusts the position of the leg.