Students Complete Robotics Academy
Ballston Spa students recently had the opportunity to participate in a week long LEGO Robotics Academy at the Ballston Spa High School. Members of the school’s FIRST Robotics Competition Team 3044, OxBe4, offered the LEGO Robotics Academy as part of their efforts to get 4th, 5th and 6th grade students involved in STEM activities. The intent of the program is to expand the students’ creative interests in LEGO building while also peaking their technological curiosity. Students worked with their peers in teams and learned how to construct as well as program robots utilizing LEGO Mindstorms kits.
The LEGO Robotics Academy, which is an annual fundraiser for Team 3044, provides an opportunity for the High School students to develop their communication and leadership skills as they work with the younger students. The week culminated with the students demonstrating what they learned for their parents and friends as they earned their EV3 Robotics License. Many of the students who attended the program will now apply the knowledge they learned this summer as they participate on FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams in the Ballston Spa schools this coming fall.
FIRST Robotics has designed a pipeline of programs for school age students to help inspire them to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Please visit the FIRST Robotics website directly at www.usfirst.org/ for additional information.
Please check the Ballston Spa High School team website at http://team3044.com or follow the twitter feed @OxBe4 for more information. Please contact Ballston Spa K-12 Science Coordinator Diane Irwin at the Ballston Spa High School (884-7150) for additional information on robotics initiatives or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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