Lego League 2014-2015 School year (This was the last year Madison had a Lego Team.)
Our Lego Team, #892, is made up of ten fifth graders. They are Jubilee, Kelsey, Jace, Natalie, Lexie, Austin, Nathaniel, Lily, Hannah and Joel. They meet from 5-6:30 two to three nights a week. They work with our Rockwell engineers, Craig and Corrie. Jasmine, a former Lego league member, a;sp helps.
This year's challenge is World Class Challenge. The group has to find a way to help people learn something in a new way. They pose a question and then seek an answer to present at competition.
They let other people know about their idea.
The team will compete on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Prairie Point Middle School. It will be from about 8 am to 4 pm.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology. Geared for ages 9-14 (up to 16 outside of the U.S. and Canada), FLL utilizes theme-based Challenges to engage kids in research, problem solving, and engineering. The cornerstones of the program are its Core Values, which emphasize contributions of others, friendly sportsmanship, learning, and community involvement.
Each annual Challenge has two parts, the Project and the Robot Game. Working in teams of up to 10 kids and guided by at least one adult coach, team members have about 10 weeks to:
- Build an autonomous robot that will, in 2 minutes and 30seconds, complete pre-designed missions.
- Analyze, research, and invent a solution for a given assignment.
- Create a clever presentation about their solution to perform in front of a panel of judges.
The culmination of all that hard work for many teams is the participation in an FLL event. FLL events are much like sporting events! Referees monitor and score the robot game. Judges review team presentations. Teams earn awards and trophies. It’s a pumped-up environment with music and excitement, and there is a ton of cheering.
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find the solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We honor the spirit of friendly sportsmanship.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism in everything we do.
- We have fun!
This weekend, Saturday, December 6, 2014, Madison's Lego League Team competed at Prairie Point Middle School in a regional competition. They won an honorable mention for robot performance. They also won a trophy that advances them to the state competition in Ames in January. Congratulations team 892!!