This is not a class lesson per se, but what I am setting up in my middle school is a Lego City Building Challenge. I have some base plates that I have scrounged up and I have them assembled on a table as seen in the picture. During our homeroom classes can sign up on a calendar and come down and build as they wish. The goal here is to create a collaborative building project.
Rules are simple
1. You cannot take any pieces off the building area
2. You need to build structures that enhance the overall city
As time goes on students will develop a name. As the base plates fill up I will buy more plates to keep the process going and allowing them to figure out how to add more to an existing structure much like cities of today.
Down the road I would like to add electronics and spice things up with LED, Arduino, etc.
But for now we just need to build. I have a bin of various pieces that they can choose from to build.
It is free-form, but overtime I think it will start to manifest itself into something really powerful.
Right now the blue will act as the ocean so they cannot build buildings on the water. Green is fair game. I don’t have any criteria for grey or white yet as I put them there due to lack of boards, but if anyone were to have a clever concept for those colors I am open.
Just wanted to share another possibility to bridge students and classes together in a non threatening way.