Laurel Hill School Participates in FIRST LEGO League Challenge
Laurel Hill School recently participated in the FIRST LEGO League program. This program is a hands-on STEM program which introduces students to the fun and excitement of science and technology and challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. The team must solve problems, develop engineering concepts, learn presentation techniques, and acquire programming skills. Throughout their experience, the team operates under the FIRST LEGO League Core Values: celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.
Laurel Hill School’s team of fourth and fifth graders is launching into space with their first LEGO mission, “Into Orbit.” The team is researching the challenges encountered during extended periods of space exploration, discussing with local experts, and proposing possible solutions. Along with the project challenge, the students are studying basic engineering and programming skills and applying those concepts to make their EV3 robot complete tasks on the challenge field.
The Lego Maniacs competed in their first tournament at Davidson Middle School on Saturday, January 26th. Teams spanning from Pensacola to Tallahassee showcased their projects and robot programming skills. A panel of judges interviewed each team about their research and innovative solution, Core Values integration, and their robot design and coding creations. Then, the teams took their skills to the challenge field and competed in a fast-paced robot game. The Laurel Hill School’s Lego Maniacs will advance and compete at Regionals on Saturday, March 9th at the University of West Florida.