LEGO Robotics challenges young minds
If you stop by the LEGO Robotics class at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary, you'll walk into a classroom filled with busy chatter and busy hands.
For the third year now, the after-school LEGO robotics program, sponsored by WDC Community Education, is going strong and stimulating young minds.
Twenty boys and girls in grades 4-6 build and design a different robot at each class, which is held after school, two days a week. LEGO Robotics instructor Steve Lindquist helps students advance through the different levels of programming during the 1 ½-hour class.
Once students learn how to program the robot, they can navigate the "bot" through obstacle courses and respond to a multitude of sensors, including motion, touch and sound.
The objectives of the class are to provide a meaningful learning experience for the students, to challenge their engineering minds and to mix in a bit of fun too.
For those students who didn't get into the class due to the class limit, or who are interested in attending a future class, another LEGO Robotics class will be offered this summer. It will be listed in WDC Summer Rec Guide coming out in mid-April.