Robotics - Teams are open to all interested students. Emails are sent in the fall and selection is done by lottery.
Wonder League: The Wonder League Robotics Competition uses an all-inclusive program to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, tangible learning, and STEM education. This program is for second grade.
Through a series of story-based missions, the teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills while learning to code. They will develop problem-solving and creativity skills while building meaningful relationships with their peers and having fun! Coding is the new team sport for future tech leaders and innovators.
Lego Robotics: We have two types of Lego teams:
First Lego League Jr. : Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. challenges teams of up to six kids to explore a real-world scientific concept, then build a motorized model and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery. Throughout the season, adult coaches provide guidance and inspiration. This team use the WeDo2.0 robot and is for third grade.
First Lego League:
Through research, hands on construction, teamwork and perseverance, teams will work together to complete missions by design and coding. The ideal participants possess strong communication and collaboration skills. A willingness to explore and research new topics is as important as enjoying Legos. Teams are not just playing with Legos - we are problem solving, researching and learning how to code. The teams use the Lego EV3 robot and is for fourth and fifth grade.
Vex IQ : The VEX IQ Challenge serves as a great introduction to competition for younger students. Students solve an engineering challenge presented in the form of a game. Teams can participate in a variety of skill-based and judged events, like demonstrating a Programming Skills autonomous routine or presenting a STEM Research Project. The flagship Teamwork Challenge emphasizes the value of collaboration over combat by pairing teams together to achieve the highest combined score possible. The ideal participants possess strong communication and collaboration skills. A willingness to explore and research new topics is as important as enjoying robots. The Teams build a robot with Vex parts and is for fifth grade.