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8th Graders Working With Robots


Pictured are the championship team of Samantha Wilbur, Sofia Leng and Alexis Anderson (from left to right)

Over the past month the 8th graders have been working on a design and engineering unit with NXT Lego robots during science class with Mr. Kevin Poeckes and Ms. Mary Helfter. The eighth graders were assigned a group of three team members that needed to work together to build the robot and program it through a series of exercises. One goal was to program the robot to navigate through a maze. Teams had to make a series of turns to complete each of these mazes. Students also had the opportunity to modify their robots to make them as fast as possible. Students raced their robots in a double...

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