Several schools at the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) are hosting FIRST LEGO League robotics Class Pack experiences this month.
The theme this year was ‘superpowered” and revolves around how energy is distributed, stored and used.
Officials say students develop an innovative solution to a real-world problem, and design, build, and code a LEGO robot to solve themed challenge missions.
“We are fortunate this past spring that our application to participate in the FIRST Robotics Canada C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Robotics Equity) initiative, made possible by the FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation grant and designed to promote the use of Class Packs in schools, was accepted,” says Peter Anello, Technology-Enabled Learning Facilitator for K-12.
NPSC says the program is a great option for teachers wanting to offer a high-quality, project-based learning environment to their students while implementing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.
Robotics fairs are being held through next week at various board schools.