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Lego® Builders: Symmetrical Structures | Fun Online Virtual Camp for Kids

Lego® Builders: Symmetrical Structures

Age: 1st grade (in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20

"My camper was engaged, excited and smiling throughout the entire session. He loved the instructor and was focused on the Lego challenges. We loved having the magic of camp and the innovator's mindset at our kitchen table. Thank you! "
-Allegra Fullerton, Scottsdale, AZ

What You'll Do

Investigate the beautiful balance of your favorite building bricks. Learn the ins and outs of symmetry, then take on a series of symmetrical challenges, from assembling equal-sided figures using a set number of bricks to constructing a harmonious, hole-in-the-middle creation to fashioning the widest shape possible. BE COURAGEOUS as you design, build and share the biggest symmetrical Lego structure you can imagine.

What You'll Need

  • 10+ handfuls of Lego bricks (or the whole box!)
  • 1 sheet of paper (8.5 x 11″ or larger), pen and tape (see Additional Prep, below)
  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)
Additional Prep
  • Use a pen to draw a straight line down the middle of the sheet of paper.
  • Tape the paper to your child’s work surface (table, floor, etc.) to serve as a center line for their symmetrical structures.

What You'll Take Away arrow

  • An understanding of symmetry
  • The skills to be courageous and freely share your designs
  • The ability to build a slew of symmetrical structures you can use in future creations

Join the Community

The last step in the Galileo Innovator’s Process is SHARE. Great learning can come from sharing successes and failures—to solidify your own experience as an innovator and to inspire others.

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