Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bricks 4 Kidz

Hi everyone, Liv here!

For the last several months I have been working for a company called Bricks 4 Kidz (in addition to teaching first grade). It is fantastic! They use “Legos” to teach the kids various elements of science.

Today I had two birthday parties (1 for an 8 year old and 1 for a 9 year old). In the first party I taught the kids all about the catapult. They learned how it is a simple machine, what it was used for in medieval times, and how we still use them today. Next the kids worked together, following a model plan, to build a working catapult and then they built a goal post and had fun catapulting plastic footballs through their goals. It is so fun---and educational!

The second birthday party I taught the kids about the centrifuge. They learned about centripetal force, G-force, and how/why fighter pilots need to use the centrifuge in their training. Next they built a working centrifuge and sent their “mini figures” on a ride. This group also got to build a spin-art machine to reinforce the concept of centripetal force and they used it to create wonderful works of art!

Best part of all, I get to spend portions of my summer vacation, educating kids and watching them LOVE learning!

Two kids after they built the "Paper Crinkler" (after a lesson on time saving inventions, motors, & gear ratio)

The Orbitor (after a lesson on satellites.)


  1. This sounds amazing! I would love to talk to you more about this. Our school is working with Purdue on Engineering in the classroom and this sounds like a great way to make some connections. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. It is a perfect connection! We do summer camps, after-school programs, and birthday parties. It's awesome!

  3. Wow, that sounds awesome! I just "found" your blog and am your newest follower.

    Mrs. Seymour's Super Stars

  4. Hi Liv,
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