Invent the Future with LEGO

Combine Scratch, LEGO and design thinking to invent the future! 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.

  • For ages 7-10
  • 16h Course (Weekly Class or Holiday Camp)
  • 1:6 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 7-10

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

  • Suitable for kids with Scratch experience (Start with Scratch or equivalent)
  • Build creative confidence and problem-solving abilities with LEGO and Scratch
  • Learn about design thinking and apply it to the world’s most exciting challenges

All you need to know

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 problems, simultaneously building their creative confidence as they use LEGO and Scratch to prototype solutions.

First, kids will explore the future of design and build wearable technology prototypes using LEGO.

Image Credits: LEGO Education Image Credits: LEGO Education

Code an animated backdrop to showcase your LEGO prototype, like this!

Animated Fashion Backdrop 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.

Bubble tea simulation Bubble tea simulation

After learning about how tech might augment operations in different industries, combine code and LEGO to create your own prototype.

Invent a tech-enabled solution that’ll enable your favourite local business to do what they do better.

Automatic Recycling Truck Automated 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 Digital lock for a 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 “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.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Apply design thinking process to better understand and brainstorm solutions to the world’s big problems
  • Combine hardware and software (LEGO and Scratch) to prototype products that make life better, ranging from wearable technology to smart homes, and more!
  • Articulate your thoughts and ideas and present your projects
  • Build collaboration and communication skills with newfound friends!
  • Develop an understanding of how different mechanisms in hardware work together

Life skills you'll learn

Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

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.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"Owen found the lesson interesting, pacing was good and is looking forward working with the pi-top."

"Gabriel enjoyed the lesson so much that he told me 3 hrs felt like only 1 hr had passed."

"My son enjoyed it very much and also learnt a lot. Teacher Fritz was friendly and approachable. The presentation on the last day was very useful for parents to know what the course was about."

Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?

It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group first.

2. Who is this course suitable for?

This course is recommended for kids ages 7-10, with and/or without programming experience.

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for class?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.


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