On Friday March 31st, 2017 Valleyview Public school presented their first round of projects in connection with FIRST LEGO League Jr. Valleyview is the first school in the Kenora are and one of only 3 schools within the KPDSB area.
What is Lego League you ask, well here is the direct quoted information from their website:
It’s never too early to discover STEM.
STEM stands for to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.
Guided by adult Coaches, teams (up to 6 members, grades K-4) explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. Then they create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery and introduces their team. They also construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO elements. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At the close of each season, teams come together at Expos to strut their stuff, share ideas, celebrate, and have fun!
Sounds exciting doesn’t it???? Check out the pictures from our first round and stay tuned for two more rounds before the end of the school year.