Students will investigate motorized models with LEGO WeDo and learn about gears, belts, and motors for half the day. After building each model, we will solve challenges that exercise our creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving the understanding of how machines work! The week will culminate in a project of the students’ own design that integrates LEGO and motor power. (Materials for LEGO projects remain in the classroom and projects are not brought home.) The other half of the day, Young Inventors will build and re-engineer components of everyday objects and recycled materials into their own cool gadgets! Students will engage in guided challenges to develop a working knowledge of physics concepts and engineering skills by making science gadgets to take home each day.