This year we have combined our advisory time to give us about 40 minutes at the end of the day. In addition to giving the students time to work on their assignments, they will have an opportunity to experience some different activities on different days of the week.
On Mondays, students will be able to go to Mr. Geiser’s room and work with Legos. During their time they will construct a mechanical Lego robot and then program the bot to do certain tasks. This will be accomplished in teams of two and should take each team about six different Mondays to complete. We have four sets of Legos each equipped with motors, sensors and a laptop computer to program their creation. This activity will be limited to eight students at a time because of the resources and space available. When more than eight students are interested a list will be compiled and when a team finishes, new students will replace them and complete their own set of objectives.
Legos should give the students some good experience with robotics and hopefully will provide a good stepping stone to the High School Robotics class. There is also a nationwide Legos League and if interest remains high and there is enough need, in the future Lovell Middle School could join the league to provide our students with nationwide competition.
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