August 6, 2022

Scale STEM Project For Kids

These LEGO stem ideas include robots, racing cars and contraptions. You can even make them with bricks that you already have! You’ll love these LEGO project ideas! Get your LEGO set, because we are about to start!

LEGO BALANCE SCALE STEM PROJECT

The best thing about this book is the lessons that come with each activity. This project introduces children to the science of mass and weight through building a LEGO balance.

Direction To Make A Lego Scale

Step 1

Begin by making the pans that will hold the balance.

Step 2

Place the two 4 x 6-inch plates side-by-side.

Step 3

To lock them together, create a perimeter using six 1×6 bricks, two 1×4 bricks and two 1×2 bricks.

Step 4

Continue with the bricks and plates until you have two pans.

Step 5

To create the base of your scale, stack nine bricks 2×4 into a tower.

Step 6

Place the 2×2 brick with 2 pins on the top of the tower.

Step 7

To balance the weight, attach the Technic bricks 1 x 16 Technic bricks on the pins.

Step 8

To attach the pans to the pans, add a 1×4 brick under the Technic bricks at both ends.

Step 9

Attach the pans to scale with the 1×4 bricks that you used in the previous step.

Step 5

To create the base of your scale, stack nine bricks 2×4 into a tower.

Step 6

Place the 2×2 brick with 2 pins on the top of the tower.

Step 7

To balance the weight, attach the Technic bricks 1 x 16 Technic bricks on the pins.

Step 8

To attach the pans to the pans, add a 1×4 brick under the Technic bricks at both ends.

Step 9

Attach the pans to scale with the 1×4 bricks that you used in the previous step.

Use your LEGO balance to do some experiments. Is it possible to balance a set of marbles and rocks? What happens if you move the fulcrum to one side of the scale? There are so many possibilities! Genius LEGO Inventions has many tutorials that can be used to create simple projects. You can buy Genius LEGO Innovations Buy on Amazon or at your local bookstore today!

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