Teaching and Outreach
I believe that curious and eager students deserve attentive and skilled teachers. I have detailed my working teaching philosophy and tenets in this linked document.
LEGOs lend themselves well to teaching! Below is a collection of some material I put together to run outreach activities using LEGOs, and other resources I found interesting
Here was a poster summary of an activity we ran at MicroTAS 2016 in Dublin, Ireland
This chapter of my Masters Thesis summarizes several activities I ran using LEGOs as teaching tools for chemical titration with two separate setups, and for hydrodynamic design with "Battleboats"
My full thesis can be found here (free access): https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/117456
There are many other great teaching resources using LEGOs! Some of my favorites:
For chemistry concepts:
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/cti-2020-0017/html This is a fantastic collection of activities. I like the LEGO 3D periodic table, molecular orbital theory, and self-assembly, but there's a lot here
http://www.myphotonics.eu/ This is nice in that it uses the great positioning ability of LEGOs to set up devices for optical demos