LEARNING STEM WITH LEGO® TOYS
Are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics really hard for kids to learn? The long answer is No – the shortest answer is to learn through PLAY.
Scroll down to find out how you can help your child – and maybe yourself, too - get excited about STEM with LEGO® sets from DUPLO® to LEGO BOOST and MINDSTORMS®.
What is STEM and why are LEGO STEM Toys Fun for Kids?
For most of us, fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are either wildly exciting and inspiring or extremely daunting concepts that may be difficult to relate to. They often get a reputation as the “hard” sciences. Hard, both as in difficult to grasp and learn, but also with a reputation of being rigid, leaving very little, if any, room for creativity or imagination.
Find the Best LEGO® STEM Toys for Girls and BoysFrom LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO space sets and gear wheels to Tech Toy of the Year LEGO BOOST and MINDSTORMS®, you can find the perfect STEM gift for toddlers to older kids here. Each set has a helpful age marking to guide you!
Fun, Cool and Creative STEM Projects for Kids of All AgesYou can find lots of creative ideas and inspiration for easy to advanced STEM projects for toddlers to older kids. It’s not just about programming computers, filling large chalkboards with complicated equations or building robots. You can tap into your child’s curiosity about almost anything and find ways to start a fun experiment or game. At its core, STEM is really about understanding and engaging in the world around you, with curious observation, critical questions, and the creativity and courage to fearlessly try new things. Whether you’re stacking a tower of LEGO DUPLO bricks for fun or trying to find a new galaxy!
Find ideas for fun STEM projects for young kids in these videos!
Create Your Own: LEGO® Balloon Car Party Game
Start your engines! LEGO® brick building is all about fun and creativity, and making a balloon car is a thrill-packed birthday party activity for children, who will marvel as their air-powered creation whizzes across the floor.
Watch 20 LEGO® DUPLO® bricks become one cute robot!
So, if you could own your very own robot, what would you choose? The Housemaid 500, who never bores of chores? How about a cyborg chef to prep meals 24 hours a day? Let’s face it, we’d probably all opt for something really practical and (whisper it) dull. Ask the same question to a child, however, and the answers are genius.
Inspire early learners to explore early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration and social and emotional skills.
Powered Up: Upgrade your LEGO Play Experience
The LEGO Powered Up system is a Bluetooth® and WiFi-enabled element platform with smart motors, color and distance sensors and LED light elements. Simply build them into a LEGO set to add movement, lights and lots of action!
An upgraded version of the LEGO Power Functions system, Powered Up has:
New Wired connections
Sensors Smart Motors (App can identify device)
Improved building possibilities, particularly for LEGO Technic™ based models
New Wireless connections
Works behind obstacles
Lots of channels
Not sunlight sensitive
Connection to smart devices that support Bluetooth®