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Elementary Students Build STEAM Skills in Lego® Competition

Jan 16, 2019

Carroll Elementary Students Work on their BRICKLIVE entry.Elementary physical education classes across Frisco ISD have integrated science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts in a Lego® brick project for the largest brick event in the United States.

The Star will host BRICKLIVE, an immersive Lego® experience for fans that will feature of over 10 million Lego® bricks in 95,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, hands-on building activities, live performances and demonstrations.

Fourteen Frisco ISD elementary school physical education classes are competing in a BRICKLIVE grant challenge that asks schools to “Show Us How You PLAY 60” in Lego® form.

Physical education coaches around the District are using this opportunity to encourage wellness through STEAM learning.

“This STEAM project is an opportunity for students to think outside the box, collaborate together and use problem solving skills… all which are needed for 21st century learners,” said Tiffany Krieg, Carroll Elementary physical education teacher. “We are focusing on nutrition, exercise, brain breaks and other programs that increase students' physical activity and health.”

“The BRICKLIVE challenge also enhances our cross-curricular education by allowing the students to develop a model that represents how something works or looks,” added Lynell Addis, Anderson Elementary physical education teacher.

Participating schools were provided with a standard Lego® baseplate and brick kits to use in building their PLAY 60 creation to enter in the competition. Teachers will work with students to create their PLAY 60 piece that shows their favorite way to play.

“Through this challenge, students have the opportunity to demonstrate effective communication while respecting the feelings of others, showing the importance of teamwork and talking through how good sportsmanship shapes our thinking,” said Jennifer James, Vaughn Elementary physical education teacher.

Parents, students and fans of each school will want to visit the Lincoln Experience Center at The Star and post a photo of their favorite structure on social media using the school’s hashtag.

The schools competing in the event include:

  • Anderson Elementary #BRICKS4Anderson

  • Bright Academy #BRICKS4Bright

  • Carroll Elementary #BRICKS4Carroll

  • Comstock Elementary #BRICKS4Comstock

  • Corbell Elementary #BRICKS4Corbell

  • Miller Elementary #BRICKS4Miller

  • Mooneyham Elementary #BRICKS4Mooneyham

  • Norris Elementary #BRICKS4Norris

  • Pink Elementary #BRICKS4Pink

  • Robertson Elementary #BRICKS4Robertson

  • Sem Elementary #BRICKS4Sem

  • Sonntag Elementary #BRICKS4Sonntag

  • Talley Elementary #BRICKS4Talley

  • Vaughn Elementary #BRICKS4Vaughn

The three schools that receive the most hashtag votes will earn grant money for their physical education programs.

  • First Place = $2,000 grant

  • Second Place = $1,000 grant

  • Third Place = $500 grant

District PLAY 60 creations will be on display at The Lincoln Experience Center from Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3620 The Star Blvd, Suite 1205.

Those interested in attending the BRICKLIVE event can find tickets here.

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