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. To better understand air and climate change, the program emphasizes the molecular composition of air. Using LEGO™ bricks as atoms, the students build a model of air as a mixture. Next, they model a combustion to see how burning fossil fuels adds carbon dioxide and other unhealthy pollutants into the air.

Learn more at MIT Edgerton Center | Molecule Sets | Understanding Air Lesson