Everyone loves a good carnival! In addition to the fun, adrenaline, and excitement that carnival rides bring us, they also provide a perfect example of simple machines and motorized mechanisms in action. During this project, we will combine our understanding of simple machines, motorized mechanisms, LEGO construction, 3D modeling, and engineering design thinking to create our very own LEGO Carnival!
Project Details/Design Constraints:
How are simple machines and motorized mechanisms used to provide entertainment in the form of carnival rides?
How can we create our own unique LEGO parts using scaled drawings, 3D modeling, and 3D printing?
How can we improve our carnival rides by designing and printing unique LEGO parts?
There will be FOUR main project deliverables:
1. Completed LEGO Carnival Ride:
2. Unique LEGO Piece, 3D modeled and printed:
3. Carnival Feature (example: Popcorn Cart, Park Bench, Tree, etc.):
4. Carnival Ride Sign:
Students will know:
Students will understand:
The Carnival LEGO Project allows students to engage in Deeper Learning, as defined by the Hewlett Deeper Learning Initiative: