LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 is developed to engage and motivate children’s interest in learning science- and engineering-related subjects. This is done through the use of motorized LEGO models and simple programming.
WeDo 2.0 supports a hands-on, “minds on” learning solution that gives children the confidence to ask questions and the tools to find the answers and to solve real-life problems.
WeDo 2.0 uses a project progression defined by three phases.
Students connect to a scientific question or an engineering problem, establish a line of inquiry, and consider possible solutions. The steps of the Explore phase are: connect and discuss.
Students build, program, and modify a LEGO®model. Projects can be one of three types: investigate, design solutions, and use models. Depending on the type of project, the Create phase will differ from one project to another. The steps of the Create phase are: build, program, and modify.
Students present and explain their solutions using their LEGO models and the document they have created with their findings with the integrated Documentation tool. The steps of the Share phase are: document and present.
During each of these phases, students will document their findings, the answers, and the process using various methods.
WeDo 2.0 equips children with computational thinking which is a necessary thought process in this rapidly changing world.
Computational thinking characteristics include:
- Logical reasoning
- Looking for patterns
- Organizing and analyzing data
- Modeling and simulations
- Using computers to assist in testing models and ideas
- Using algorithms to sequence actions
The WeDo 2.0 projects will bring the children on a journey of using mechanisms in their models. These mechanism will bring their models to life and provide inspiration to your children when they look for solutions.
In the software, they will find building instructions for something that:
- Detects motion
- Detects tilt