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Vintage1982Benz
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Nov 18, 2017
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Lego League? As someone who grew up with the bricks and still has several sets kicking around I'd love ot hear more if you're willing to elaborate. This sounds awesome.
Lovely Grand Seiko.
Nov 18, 2017
brminpin
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Nov 19, 2017
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Yup. First is an organization that promotes STEM activities around the world. They have programs in Lego League jr, Lego League, First Tech Challenge, and First Robotics Challenge. First Lego League goes from 3rd grade and up to 8th grade , though our kids graduate out after 6th grade.
For Lego League, we use the Lego EV3 programmable robot using any combination of motors (up to 4) and sensors (up to 4) to achieve tasks that were outlined at the beginning of the season. This year's theme has to do with hydrodynamics, basically all aspects of water. There are tons of videos out there on youtube. It's a great way to let the kids learn robot design to achieve tasks and to basic programming.
Though the robot takes front stage, it's all about the other parts of the program. The kids need to come up with an innovative solution to a problem (this year related to water). They need to do the research and present it to the judges . The program is set up to make sure that the adults don't take over. The kids do the work and the adults are not allowed to touch the robot or the programming computer at the tournaments.
As for today's tournament, my kids took the grand champion trophy today and will be moving on to the next tournament. So proud of them. Not too bad for a team that was formed only three years ago and traveling to the "big city" to compete against the big boys of Lego League. ;-)
Here's the link to First for more info and teams near you: firstinspires.org
Nov 19, 2017
Vintage1982Benz
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Nov 19, 2017
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That's awesome, particularly for your kids! Thanks for sharing.
Nov 19, 2017
shanealv
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Nov 20, 2017
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I was just volunteering at a Lego League regional the other day (as I do every year), it's definitely a great program for the kids!
Nov 20, 2017
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