There are so many curricular connections that can be made to Lego. The best part is that students are excited, engaged, and love doing these challenges. They are worded in simple language, and one challenge is on each page, in a poster style format. At the beginning of each week, I just pull out a new challenge and post it on the wall.
This file contains 40 pages. 39 challenges, and one blank page so you can make your own challenges. The challenges are designed to promote critical thinking skills, and all have multiple solutions and entry points. There is a variety of math tasks (such as perimeter, area, patterning, graphing etc.), science tasks (build living things, structures, bridges, etc) as well as language based activities (building letters, writing instructions, etc.) The challenges range in difficulty from grade 1 to grade 8.
I am currently a librarian, so I have used these challenges with multiple grades. The students have the option to work collaboratively, or independently. I have the students write their name on a piece of masking tape and stick it beside their solution, then they take a photo with an iPad, so there is a record for the classroom teacher to use for assessment.
Let me know if you have any ideas for new challenges, I would be happy to add to the file!
Key words: Lego Lego wall, Makerspace, Makerspace challenges