BrickLAB Brain Builders

  • 995.00 USD
Fun, Interactive, Learning!

Learners will engage in communication and teamwork tackling exercises in social studies, geography, history and biology.

Let’s build better brains! Using bricks to enhance hands-on learning, BrickLAB Brain Builders engages learners through extraordinary science and engineering challenges. Whether they’re using logic to determine patterns, problem-solving to construct unique designs or translating abstract ideas into concrete models, this collaborative, social-emotional learning program is a surefire way to introduce interactive STEM learning into any environment. Containing 12, one-hour lessons, built-in extensions, a digital curriculum download and all the materials to keep up to 30 learners engaged, BrickLAB Brain Builders is the perfect turn-key solution to start your students on a foundational STEM enrichment journey.

Grades: 1-3
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Life Science, Engineering Design, Math Connections, English Language Arts Connections, Social Studies/ History Connections

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Homeschools

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Materials List

Curriculum Topics:

  1. No Peeking
  2. Huh?
  3. Guess What!
  4. I Love My Town
  5. Citizenship
  6. Living Things
  7. Mirror Mirror
  8. Grow
  9. Hide and Seek
  10. Huff 'n' Puff
  11. Load It Up
  12. Keep Out

Reusability and Expansion:

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

BrickLAB Brain Builders comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete 12 one-hour activities:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Charade Cards: 1 set
  • Printed Student Pages: 15 sets
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Tubs: 2
  • BrickLAB Bricks: 6500+
  • Brick Separator: 1
  • Mesh Bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Muslin Bags (for organizing bricks): 15
  • Dry Erase Markers: 15
  • Dry Erase Pockets: 15
  • Headbands (to use as blindfolds): 15
  • Stopwatch: 1
  • Tape Measures: 15
  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith: 1
  • Where in the Wild? by David M. Schwartz: 1

Curriculum Printed Copy Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • BrickLAB Charade Cards: 1 set
  • Printed Student Pages: 15 sets

Curriculum Digital Download Includes:

Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Listening With Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Next Generation Science Standards:

Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Common Core Math and English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 Gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood by asking and answering questions about what a speaker says.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4 Successful presentation of information requires students to identify, organize, and express concepts and ideas. It may involve digital media and visual display of data to convey information and enhance audience understanding.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry on a two-dimensional figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

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Kristina Drlik

Kristina Drlik received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sacramento State University in Liberal Studies. She later received her teaching certificate and has been teaching at the elementary school level. The grades that she has taught include second, third and fourth.

In the classroom, Kristina believes that including hands-on activities promotes learning and allows students to engage in STEM activities. This philosophy is promoted throughout the BrickLAB Brain Builders program.

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