MIT has created three free science lesson plans using Lego building blocks. Each lesson takes about 2-4 hours, and is suggested for ages 11 and up.
The LEGO Chemical Reactions lesson introduces students to molecules, atoms, chemical notation, and chemical compounds (or reinforces these concepts) through an engaging hands-on wet lab, and LEGO models of atoms. View the lesson plan, teacher’s guide, student worksheets on Lego Chemical Reactions .
The LEGO Photosynthesis lesson has students “construct a glucose molecule, simply by rearranging the atoms of carbon dioxide and water. They can go on to make chains of starch and cellulose.” View the LEGO & MIT lesson plan on Photosynthesis.
In Understanding Air, students will use “LEGO bricks as atoms to build a model of air and then combust fuel models to produce additional carbon dioxide and air pollutants.” View the lesson plan on Understanding Air here.