Mr. Hally’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class are taking part in the FIRST Lego League Explore Initiative.
This year’s theme is Superpowered.
The children explored the entire energy journey: where energy comes from to how energy is used and all the steps in between. They discovered different energy sources and energy consumers. They identified energy problems in their own community.
The children built a wind turbine, energy storage model, and carousel. They explored coding and motorizing their team model. They created their own energy journey and built different ways energy is captured, stored, distributed, and consumed. They tested and iterated on their energy journey and made choices to create the best solution.
The children recorded their ideas and designs in their Engineering Notebooks. They shared their builds and what they learned with others. Finally, they will participate in the festival, where they share their team posters and team models with reviewers, families, and friends. This will happen in mid-March!
Most importantly they had fun!
Our showcase took place in our classroom on March 29th, 2023. It was a huge success. We hosted our families as well as over 50 students from another local school. A mystery judge judged our projects under five categories for us also.