This fall the Door County YMCA will join with First Wisconsin Lego League to provide a Lego Robotics Program for 4th through 8th grade students. This collaborative effort involving all Door County school districts and several area businesses is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science and technology in kids ages 9 – 14.
FLL teams of up to 10 students will embark on adventurous challenges based on current real-world issues. Guided by a volunteer team coach and mentors, the students engage in playful and meaningful learning; experience fun, creative, hands-on learning; think like scientists and engineers; connect to their community; experiment and overcome obstacles; build self-esteem and confidence. FLL teams will meet two to four hours per week starting in Sept. and continuing through Dec.
This year’s project challenge is “World Class” and engages children to envision and design classrooms for learning in the 21st century. Each team performs research and develops a solution to a problem that they identify during their research process. Teams then assemble and compete with robots (based on the LEGO Mindstorms technology) designed to accomplish tasks associated with a real world challenge. For more information contact Tom Beerntsen at 920.743.494 9.