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Engineers of the Future

Engineers of the Future

MANTEC was proud to sponsor the Annunciation BVM school in McSherrystown for 3 Lego League teams.

For children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) captures young children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.   (https://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll)

The two teams addressed a problem we have seen too often in recent year- a IMG_0901hurricane striking land.  The teams built a model of a town after it was destroyed.  One solved electricity problems through a bike powered generator.  Another had a helicopter to make sure everyone was flown to safety.

FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds , which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. (https://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/support)  The team had to work together to build a robot and perform missions after Nature’s Fury.  One example was pushing a car to safety.  IMG_0912

The teams were showcased in the STEM fair at the end of February.  The teams took a field trip to share their experiences and learn from the York Country Day School teams.  While the younger kids still want to be sports heros, there were a few in the older class that identified engineering as a career opportunity.  The teams learned important life skills of working with a team and solving problems.

 

 

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