Each FLL Jr. kit provided by G-REC or your school's PTO (GEHMS, HAS) contains 3 LEGO Education Simple Machines kits. These kits come with printed build instructions. You can have the kids follow these guides to build variations on the same type of simple machine and compare the models to get a hands-on understanding of how various simple machines work.
2. With partners, students take Lego simple machines kit to build a modelthat moves or has moving parts, using as many pieces as they can. Using achecklist, students note number of pieces used and number of moving piecesused. (The Lego kit has a small number of pieces with components for one typeof simple machine, forcing the student to create a simple machine.) Models willbe displayed for future use.