Introduction to the STEM Invention & Innovation Competition Programs

In today’s world, it seems all students need to be equipped with STEM knowledge and the creative problem-solving skills necessary to be innovative and creative thinkers. With our STEM-focused solutions, we seek to create environments where learning happens in a hands-on and motivational way – helping students discover their talents and cement learning from the core classroom. For more than three decades, LEGO® Education has built a track record in STEM education by providing resources that are engaging, familiar, and relevant to young learners so that teachers and afterschool facilitators can deliver high-quality, hands-on curriculum that encourages creativity and problem solving while strengthening the abilities and skills needed for students to be successful in the core classroom.

By integrating LEGO Education in your after-school program, you will have the latest standards-based curriculum, teaching tools, and age-appropriate hardware and software that can help turn ordinary after-school programs into dynamic, performance-boosting learning environments. By offering student-driven and easy-to-use materials, we want to help your afterschool environment reinforce and enhance the learning occurring throughout the school day, setting your students on a path to future success.

All LEGO Education programs are designed to:

  • Enhance student engagement.
  • Require problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Encourage students to make real-world connections.
  • Develop collaboration skills.

Machines & Mechanisms – Do you know how it works?

The LEGO Education Machines & Mechanisms portfolio is all about connecting children to the real world around them, encouraging them to explore and understand how things work. Designed to introduce young minds to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), this series of construction sets and activity packs illustrates fundamental principles of simple machines and mechanisms. Resources are available for elementary through high school learners, covering everything from basic simple machines to pneumatics and renewable energy. The fundamentals developed using the Machines & Mechanisms sets also provide an ideal foundation for robotics.

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