Building Understanding with LEGO

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These instructions show some ways that you can use LEGO to model the world around us when teaching complicated ideas with your students.

Download your own set of instructions here:

There are two great places to buy just the LEGO bricks you need - Pick a Brick and BrickLink.

Here are some other ideas that I developed with LEGO for the YouTube channel Beyond the Brick.

And here is the amazing Nuclear Chart, and my own version, from a project called Binding Blocks.

I even appeared on the Physics World 'Everyday Science' Podcast when they recorded an episode all about LEGO Physics. Listen Here

I started using LEGO in my teaching after I was inspired by some excellent resources from Queen Mary University.

 

There are many other teachers and organisations using LEGO - including Dr Ben Still and The University of York Department of Physics Binding Blocks project.