The winners of the LEGO Education Competition are announced!

This autumn STEM Alliance and LEGO Education teamed up to find the most creative and inspiring teachers who make STEM learning exciting and engaging while developing 21st century skills with their students.

From 1 October until 4 December 2019, teachers had the chance to show how they spark creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and ignite career possibilities in their classrooms. The competition, open for the teachers from the EU countries, attracted educators from 17 different countries who carried on absolutely outstanding and original activities building on LEGO Education resources.

Teachers were invited to submit their entries in two categories:

  1. LEGO Education in Primary School (winner's prize: class set of LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0)
  2. LEGO Education in Secondary School (winner's prize: class set of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3)

After receiving so many great examples of STEM activities using LEGO Education resources, the choice was definitely not easy! The jury of the competition carefully reviewed all the entries and is proud to announce that the winners!

 

LEGO Education in Primary School

 

Daniela Lungoci,
Gymnasial School Ipotesti Suceava
Romania

 

Title of the activity: A Round-Trip Ticket to Mars
Type of activity: Project
Jury's Description: This is a very original project that is well prepared and based on clear learning objectives. Daniela Lungoci introduces her students to the planet Mars and begins with having the students discuss interesting facts about Mars as well as robotics. In a playful manner, the students gain an understanding of how robots work and how they can be beneficial to engineering and society. Using the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 kit, they learn in a hands-on activity how to build and program a robot.
Links: See the activity presentation and the activity description

 

LEGO Education in Secondary School

 

Elena Vitti,
Instituto Comprensivo PACINOTTI
Italy

Title of the activity: Renewable Energy with LEGO Education
Type of activity: Didactic project - Lesson example (Wind Energy: Land Yacht)
Jury's Description: This is an outstanding project with a clear pedagogical value and a didactic approach. The two lessons cover energy transformation of wind energy in which students use the LEGO Education Simple & Powered Machines set. Not only are the lessons hands-on but they also introduce students to hypothesis generation and testing as well as experimentation in an approachable and playful way.
Links: See the activity presentation and the activity description

We would like to thank all the teachers who took part in the competition and promoted the importance of STEM education and careers! Have a look at the infographic below to find out more about the competition results.