Ages: 7-10

Lesson duration: 75 minutes


Students that are participating in Young Engineers’ Galileo Technic program will learn how to problem-solve from an mechanical engineering perspective, using their new math and physics skills. Students work in groups to enhance their building skills by constructing complex models. Galileo Technic provides an advanced level of thematic study, by implementing mechanical engineering principles through building exciting models. In every lesson, students will build a new machine which they have analyzed all aspects of it operates e.g. the gear ratios. Students will graduate the Galileo Technic program with new skills in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Galileo Technic Curriculum

The Galileo Technic curriculum builds upon the introductory level math, physics and engineering that was taught in the Bricks Challenge program. Students will learn new engineering terms and principles in the Galileo Technic program. Galileo Technic teaches engineering mechanisms such as: multi-channel transmission systems, mechanical coordination, the movement of a body on a rotational axis, the center of gravity and the fulcrum, different ratchet implementations, energy depletion, recycling, limited transmission belt implementations and more.

Galileo Technic Objectives

  • Encourage independent and creative thinking
  • Develop the ability to analyze engineering processes
  • Acquire engineering implementation skills
  • Expand problem-solving skills
  • Provide general knowledge of laws of physics and various natural phenomena
  • Progress sense of self-efficacy and time management
  • Boost team-building abilities

Galileo Technic Models

  • Various launchers
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial equipment
  • Amusement park rides
  • Animals
  • Various mechanisms used in motor vehicles
  • Complex machines