Ages: 6-10

Lesson duration: 75 minutes

Number of Lessons: 36

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Bricks Challenge Program​

At Young Engineers, we believe in fostering creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning in every child. Our programs are designed to make STEM exciting and accessible, led by our dedicated instructors who are not just teachers, but mentors passionate about inspiring young minds.

Bricks Challenge is an educational program that introduces children to the principles of STEM and basic subjects of classical mechanics through the use of building blocks and mechanical parts.

In each session, the day’s model and the day’s engineering principles are introduced. To make the topic more relatable, an interactive story related to the subject is optionally narrated. The children then construct their models, enhance them for further experimentation, and sometimes modify them for competitions. The session concludes with reinforcing questions to solidify the children’s grasp of the concepts they’ve learned.

Bricks Challenge Curriculum

The program combines STEM education with spatial recognition, fostering a comprehensive understanding of both theoretical concepts and practical applications of mechanical engineering fundamentals. While learning these principles, children are also introduced to important scientists and inventors in history, like Archimedes and Leonardo Da Vinci. We use their stories to inspire and educate young minds. Bricks Challenge students learn about numerous different topics of classical mechanics, including laws of physics, forces, energy, torque, leverage, load distribution, symmetry, centrifugal force, axis turns, functioning of complex mechanisms, mechanical advantage devices and transmissions. Each lesson takes children further into the world of STEM, equipping them with knowledge and skills for their exciting journey ahead.

Bricks Challenge Objectives:

  • Learn key principles of engineering and physics.
  • Introduce children to the fundamentals of classical mechanics.
  • Develop ability to analyze engineering processes.
  • Cultivate critical problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Nurture a love for science and discovery.
  • Expand interpersonal communication skills.
  • Encourage team building, cooperation, and group play skills.

Bricks Challenge Models:

  • Amusement park rides
  • Various types of transportation machines
  • Cranes
  • Drawing machines
  • Elevators
  • Modern machinery