We were so excited to see the images from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s First LEGO League Championship at the Hockaday School in Dallas on January 12th. The Odd Bots, Robot Warriors, and Owldroids are just a few of the names of the competitors in the tournament. 30% more teams participated this year than last year.
The FLL Championship Robotics Tournament provides a competitive platform where students, ages 9-14, apply teamwork, and their classroom knowledge of science and technology, to complete a project challenge and compete in mini-tasks, or “missions,” using robots that are individually programmed and built (by each team) out of LEGOs. “The Perot Museum’s mission is to inspire minds through nature and science,” said Steve Hinkley, vice president of programs, Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “As a former educator, I recognize that children learn best when they overcome challenges through hands-on learning, project design and experimentation. FLL and the Championship Robotics Tournament is a truly educational and fun experience that gives these students the opportunity to view science as a process, rather than merely an end result.”
How great are the final projects?