Lego League

Lego League
Posted on 09/10/2018
Lego League

Jouett Elementary’s Lego League is quickly gaining momentum with students!

Now in its second year of existence, the program has 48 participants and a total of 8 teams!

In Lego League, teams research real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, and energy, and are challenged to come up with solutions.

Students design and construct their own Lego buildings, models, and robots.

Lego League helps students apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts while having fun!

“Last year’s problem was about water, so they got a kit that directed them to build a Lego water pump," said JES teacher James Snider, the club's director.  "A lot of the curriculum was about water, how to get it clean, things like that. They took all that they learned and built a bigger model to show how dirty water is collected and cleaned!”   

Snider says he’d like to expand the program even further next year, so that students can participate in Lego League competitions! Currently, the program includes second through fourth graders. Students need to be in fifth grade to compete. During competitions, students present the models they’ve built to judges and explain their methods behind the construction process.

But essentially, the reason for expansion comes down to one need.

“I need more coaches!” Snider said.

As for this year, the scenario students are tasked with solving is “Going To The Moon!”

"If we can make something move, if we can make something launch, or just make something, it surprises them," Snider said. "It’s how the world works! You figure things out."

Awesome job, Trailblazers!

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