Incursions – We come to you!
- awaken curiosity and inquiry
- stimulate observation and exploration skills
- enrich and enhance school curriculum
- link the science concepts learned in school to the larger world
We tailor our programs to your curriculum and make them relevant to your current areas of study, with programs available for grades Prep through 6. And the best part is – we come to you!!
A Bricks 4 Kidz® incursion takes learning out of the pages of the textbook and into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience! Use the LEGO® bricks your students already know and love to get them excited about learning. A fun-filled, engaging experience that kids will be talking about long after the fun and learning has ended.
A Bricks 4 Kidz® incursion will usually commence with an instructor-led class presentation and group discussion around the concept of the day. We then use TECHNIC® LEGO bricks with motors to bring educational concepts to life, as students build a moving model exclusively designed by Bricks 4 Kidz®.
Robotics programs are also available for all levels:
– Junior Robotics – combines WeDo “drag and drop” pictoral programming software with our own Bricks 4 Kidz® models for an introduction to computer programming
– Advanced Robotics – we use EV3 Mindstorm technology and our Bricks 4 Kidz® model plans to compliment your classroom curriculum
If you would like Bricks 4 Kidz® to do an incursion at your child’s school, please let us know and we can get in touch with your School Principal or relevant Co-ordinator to discuss the program.
These are just some of the fantastic schools we have held incursions at during 2016
St Marys PS, Mansfield
St Marys PS, Alexandra
St Patricks PS, Wangaratta
Table Top Public School
Lockington Consolidated School
Echuca East PS
Brilliant program and insightful into children’s developmental ability to work as a team member. Powerful learning tool and observational tool on many levels of thinking and social engagement and collaboration. Extremely worthwhile learning at beginning of year a good activity to observe team work abilities and to look at Procedural texts in a different format. Great way to discover energy and forces. Very powerful Learning.
Bricks 4 Kidz is so much more than just Lego. Not only did the children learn about different scientific and technological ideas, but they got the opportunity to apply what they learnt to a particular Lego model. In addition to this, each lesson planned for time where the children could go beyond the theory and ‘tinker’ to extend their own knowledge and understanding. Overall a very well structured and authentic learning experience that appeals to a variety of learners.
We booked Bricks 4 Kidz at the end of the year to complement our problem solving unit in maths and our focus on cooperation for our grade 1/2 unit. Each class had a two hour session with Jo and the time flew. The children were very engaged and we were impressed with how well they followed instructions. They also had the opportunity to use their imagination to extend on activities such as adding to their merry go round. I have spoken to other classes at school and we are intending to book incursions for next year.