Challenger Center Colorado is hosting a LEGO® Simple Machines Design Challenge event for kindergarten through third grade. LEGO® Simple Machines are innovative, project-based engineering activities consisting of designing and building a machine according to a set of design criteria. Working in teams, students learn about robotics, problem solving, and engineering through designing, building, and testing their LEGO® Simple Machines. The project can be accomplished in a classroom, after-school club, or home school co-op. Additional information about LEGO® Simple Machines can be found on their website: www.legoeducation.us
The 2017-2018 Design Challenge will be an exercise in teamwork, problem solving, and creativity. Specifics of the competition will not be announced until the competition begins. Teams will have one hour to build their projects to specified goals and constraints. Awards will be given for first, second and third place in each division.The competition for Kindergarten and 1st graders is scheduled to be held at Library 21c in Colorado Springs on March 5th, 2018. The competition for 2nd and 3rd graders is scheduled for March 6th and 7th, also at Library 21c.
The LEGO® Simple Machines kit comes with curriculum closely aligned with Colorado state standards for primary grade students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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