The new LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0™ is an amazing tool for introducing students grades 2 to 3 to basic engineering, robotics and programming, while incorporating a wider range of important science topics such as recycling, forces of nature, and others.
In a similar manner as LEGO WeDo, this newer version also uses an icon-based programming software. While it still uses a drag-and-drop interface, LEGO WeDo 2.0 allows students to power their LEGO projects using a Bluetooth hub which in turns connects to motors and sensors. An important component of our curriculum using LEGO WeDo 2.0 requires the students to come up with solutions to building problems and complete a number of science related challenges. For this reason, in our classrooms students are encouraged to work in pairs, in support of collaboration, communication and team building skills.
Science based guided projects include: Pulling, Speed, Robust Structures, Frog’s Metamorphosis, Plants and Pollinators, Prevent Flooding, Drop and Rescue, Sort and Recycle, and much more.
Check our some of our videos of kids using WeDo 2.0 here:
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