Using a collection of basic LEGO™ bricks and accompanied teaching materials, educators can teach cross-cutting concepts pertaining to biology, chemistry, and earth science and meets the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS).
This lesson is appropriate for ages 11 and older. The students model the photosynthesis reaction with LEGO™ bricks by building the products from the reactants. Student start with carbon dioxide and water molecules and use them to create glucose and oxygen. Students can show how plants use glucose by modeling cellular respiration and by building starch and cellulose.