Barron Park - Interesting Inventions & Wheels in Motion (KG - 2nd grade)

800 Barron Ave
Palo Alto, California 94306


Interesting Inventions

Most objects we use on a daily basis were invented by someone. Find out the origins of things. During this unit, students will discuss the difference between an invention and a discovery, learn how inventions solve problems, and find out how inventors get their ideas patented. We will construct different familiar objects each week such as a hand mixer, car, train, catapult, conveyor belt and more. Each model is motorized for maximum movement and fascination! 


Wheels in Motion

These wheels are ready to roll! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to build a variety of models on wheels. Some are familiar vehicles, such as a fire engine and delivery truck. Others are more spectacular, such as the Rescue Robot and K-9 Bot. Do you have a need for speed? Put your Speed Bot model to the test as your race against others using remote controls! We’ll explore concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models as well. Let’s roll!