Feb 11, 2016 at 09:59 AM

LEGO Program Applying Real-life Applications of Architecture and Engineering, Santa Barbara Summer Camps

By Kidz Engineering 101

Lego Inventions, Computer Building and Electric Circuits

Our Santa Barbara Summer Camps are designed to demostrate real-life applications of engineering and technology. When using LEGO as the medium, basic mechanical movements and real light ciruits (among other real-life subjects) are studied so that when kids are putting LEGO bricks together, they are imagining REAL-Life.

Lego Inventions, Computer Building and Electric Circuits

Lego Inventions, Computer Building and Electric Circuits


When building Lego elevators, we discuss real elevator parts.


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When we make LEGO cars, we go outside (if safe), open the hood of a real car or look under and identify real car parts.


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When using lights, our students learn about basic circuitry and build their own light circuits to install onto their Lego inventions. 


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To expand our students' knowledge of light circuitry, Bryan Ho of Citrix comes as a Guest Speaker and correlates the flow of electrons to binary code. The kids assemble basic computer blocks onto motherboards just like assembling Lego bricks onto Lego baseplates.  Our 3rd thru 6th grade students are able to assemble computers to working condition and bootup MSWindows operating system.

For our current Lego Camp, click HERE.

Posted in Summer Camps.







Hi Irene, Your presentation was just great! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and passion. The students were captivated and you stimulated new interest and curiosity. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing your time and talent.
Karen Morse, M.A.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara 1525 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 222-0107 www.knoxschoolsb.org