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LEGO® Mindstorms are a fantastic way to bring some engineering and technology into your homeschool. The kits can be purchased from places like Amazon or LEGO® Education and provide a lot of open ended learning for curious kids.
Posts Featuring LEGO® Mindstorms
We use Mindstorms frequently in our homeschool and I try to write about what we do. I’m back logged with ideas and not enough time to write, so visit this page often to see updates.
Benefits of Using LEGO® Mindstorms in Your Homeschool– What’s all the fuss about? Is it worth the cost of the kit? We say yes! See what you think.
LEGO® Mindstorms Home Kit vs Education Kit– Which kit should you buy? LEGO® Education sells a kit that is different from the consumer kit you find in LEGO® stores and on Amazon. Learn the differences and which one we recommend.
Resources for Teaching with LEGO® Mindstorms– We use a variety of sources for teaching Mindstorms. Dan has been working with the robot kits a long time coaching FIRST LEGO® League.
Resources for Putting the Technology in STEM– A list of the many resources we use with our Mindstorms and beyond to bring technology to our kids.
How to Make a Marble Speed Trap with LEGO® Mindstorms– This is a specific activity which uses the Mindstorms to measure the timing of a marble going by on a track. Build the robot and learn how to calculate the velocity.
FIRST LEGO® League: Science, Technology, & Teamwork– Our family is well invested in FLL and its junior counterpart. Learn more about these teams, challenges, and teamwork.