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Thursday, November 2 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Crazy Action Contraptions! - A Pre-Robotics STEM Program

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Get your students ready for robotics, or as a stand alone STEM program, with this series of fun-filled and challenging Lego creations based on a Klutz/Lego book.  Come ready to design, redesign, experiment and play.   My students loved using these books and doing these activities.

Content Level:   Novice, Experienced/Informed


Content Strand:  STEM and STEAM, Critical and Creative Thinking


Format:  Discussion/Interactive, Workshop


NGSS standards:     Students who demonstrate understanding can:


3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and

constraints on materials, time, or cost.


3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the

criteria and constraints of the problem.


3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify

aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.


Also Common Core ELA standards related to Literacy:



Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.



Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.


Thursday November 2, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am