Lesson Plan

LEGO Measuring Lab

Use LEGOs to build differnent rectangles with perimeter of 36
Erica W.
Technology coordinator
Canterbury School of Florida
St. Petersburg, United States
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8

Students will be able to...

  • Complete a data table to record length, width and area of each rectangular structure
  • Build rectangular structures with LEGOs with a perimeter of 36
  • Apply their understanding of figuring out perimeter by counting dots on each attempted LEGO build


Grades 3 – 5
1 LEGO Build
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 LEGO Build

Activity: Creating
  • Review perimeter, length width and area
  • Ash children how they will figure perimeter using LEGOs
Student Instructions
  • How many dog runs can you make with a perimeter of 36 using LEGOs
  • ​Fill in the data table with each successful build to include length, width and area of each rectangular structure