Suitable for primary schools

Years 4-8

Average lesson duration : 75 mins

Take the step up to Galileo Technic

Students that are participating in Young Engineers’ Galileo Technic program will learn how to problem solve from an engineering perspective, using their new math and physics skills. Students work in groups to enhance their team building skills, and therefore they are required to construct complex models. Galileo Technic provides an advanced level of thematic study, by implementing mechanical engineering principles through building LEGO® bricks models. Students will build an efficient machine (model) as they have analyzed all aspects of how the machine operates e.g. the gear ratios. Students will graduate the Galileo Technic program with new skills in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Overview of Galileo Technic curriculum

The Galileo Technic curriculum builds upon the introductory level math, physics and engineering that was taught in Bricks Challenge*. Students will learn new engineering terms and principles in the Galileo Technic program. Galileo Technic teaches engineering mechanisms such as: multi-channel transmission systems, mechanical coordination, the movement of a body on a rotational axis, the center of gravity and the fulcrum, different ratchet implementations, energy depletion, recycling, limited transmission belt implementations and more.

*Please see Bricks Challenge page for details of introductory curriculum taught in that program.

Galileo Technic secondary objectives

  • Encourage independent and creative thinking
  • Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes
  • Acquire engineering implementation skills
  • Expand problem-solving skills
  • Provide general knowledge of laws of physics and various natural phenomena
  • Progress sense of self-efficacy and time management
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills
  • Boost team-building abilities

Galileo Technic building model themes

  • Various launchers
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Amusement park rides
  • Animals
  • Various mechanisms used in motor vehicles
  • Complex machines