The Galileo Technic advanced enrichment program offers broad knowledge in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Students explore machines from a professional engineering perspective, focusing on identifying solutions and promoting teamwork to build complex mechanisms.
The program provides an advanced level of thematic study, implementing mechanical engineering principles through building LEGO® parts based models. By analyzing physical, mathematical and technical aspects of a machine’s operation, students will implement the most efficient method for building their machine. The Galileo Technic program utilizes the spiral learning method where students study a certain topic, investigate it from different angles and contexts while integrating the core processes frequently applied by engineers.
This is an in-depth program to extend the Young Engineers – Bricks Challenge program; students will use expert level engineering thinking by considering the physical and mathematical aspects of building efficient machines. The program focuses on individual and group projects to prepare students for the dynamic 21st century working environment.
Suitable for: 4th–8th grade OR Young Engineers’ Bricks Challenge graduates
Average lesson duration: 75 minutes
Young Engineers Galileo Technic Enrichment Program
Program Main Topics
- Introducing students to new engineering terms while implementing all Bricks Challenge subjects.
- The course will give a new overview of the following engineering mechanisms: Multi-channel transmission systems, mechanical coordination, the movement of a body on a rotational axis, center of gravity and fulcrum, different ratchet implementations, energy depletion, recycling, limited transmission belt implementations.
- Statistics: probability, percentages and fair games, semi-automatic launching mechanism, parallel working, radar, axial steering, differential and differential lock systems.
Galileo Technic Objectives and Values
- Encourage independent and creative thinking.
- Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes.
- Acquire engineering implementation skills.
- Develop problem solving skills.
- Broaden horizons and general knowledge of physical laws and various natural phenomena.
- Improve spatial vision.
- Develop sense of self-efficacy.
- Develop social connections, as well as communication and interpersonal work skills.
- Acquire 21st century skills, including integration into modern life and high order thinking skills.
- Various launchers.
- Construction equipment.
- Industrial equipment.
- Amusement park rides.
- Various animals.
- Various vehicles mechanisms.
- Complex machines, requiring high levels and teamwork.