Go Rockets, a local FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Jr. team, won the Artistic Eye Award at the FLL state expo, held Dec. 15 at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
The team consists of Girl Scouts from troops around the Denham Springs/Walker/Watson area and is sponsored by the Girl Scouts Louisiana East (GSLE) council.
The FIRST® LEGO® League is an international program designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through building with something familiar (LEGOs).
Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models using a robot, LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0, and create Show Me posters to present what they learned.
The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
Each year, the teams get a topic they have to explore, and this year’s theme was “Mission Moon,” where the kids had to imagine and build a motorized LEGO model of a moon base.
The FLL Jr. season culminates with expos where teams show off what they learned and created. The event last weekend was the state expo, where 33 junior teams came to show off what they learned and built.
For more information about the program, visit www.firstinspires.org.