A Sampling of LEGO Projects by students working on the k12
outreach projects with Linda Hamilton
RED ROVER MU and Davis Creek
Miller Elementary students are using the eLab energy LEGO projects to learn about electricity and alternate energy
sources. Parents have volunteered to help. Student power was used to turn a handle on
a motor to use it as a generator to store electricity in the LEGO capacitor.
The students measured how far a car could go with 10, 20 and 30 turns on
the generator. I liked their careful measuring, recording and graphing.
We learned that turning speed also had to be kept constant.
A sound activated toy was
used to activate a touch sensor that was programmed to start a motor back
and forth to turn a LEGO model of a wooden toy merry-go-round. 1234