Combine software, hardware and the power of design thinking to invent the future! Tinkering with LEGO and Scratch, create your very own product prototypes as you explore how tech might be deployed to make a positive impact and tackle some of the world’s most exciting challenges.
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
- Basic Introduction into the world of Design Thinking
- For ages 7-10 and 11-14
- Suitable for kids who have completed Invent the Future with LEGO 1
- Build creative confidence and problem-solving abilities with LEGO and Scratch
- Learn about design thinking and apply it as you ideate solutions to the world’s most exciting challenges
The future is a blank slate, and with the superpowers of code and design thinking, it’s yours to invent!
Introducing kids to the design thinking framework, kids will apply the process to reimagine the future and brainstorm solutions to some of the world’s big question. Using LEGO and Scratch to prototype their ideas, they’ll build not only their understanding of robotics and code, but also develop a healthy dose of creative confidence.
First, explore the future of design and build wearable technology prototypes using LEGO.
Transforming Tech Bracelet Image Credits: LEGO Education
Code an animated backdrop to showcase your LEGO prototype, like this!
Animated Fashion Backdrop
Next, kids’ll take a closer look at how the nature of work and industry are changing – from baking to selling bubble tea, pretty much no industry will remain untouched by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
After learning about how tech might augment operations in different industries, combine code and LEGO to create your own prototype and invent a tech-enabled solution that’ll enable your favourite local business to do what they do better.
Automatic Recycling Truck
How will life at home change in the future? Having spent months sheltering in place because of the pandemic, we bet you’ve got lots of ideas up your sleeve!
Digital Lock for your house gate
Brainstorm and explore aspects of home life that can be improved with tech to make domestic living more accessible and efficient for people of all physical abilities. Programme inventions like a ‘smart’ gate that detect movement and respond automatically.
“Smart” gate for the house Image Credits: IctProfi
As the way we live, work, and play changes, so does our impact on the environment. How might tech help us reverse global warming, and how might we save humanity?! Tesla founder Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk has suggested moving to Mars… with LEGO we playfully imagine what that might look like, synthesising hardware and software in the process.
On the last day of class, showcase * your * inventions at the Inventor’s Fair! Now that coding is your superpower – what will you use it for? Go forth and boldly invent the future, and be sure to make it better not just for yourself but for others.
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.