March 31st Eastwood Elementary-We recently attended our first elementary school visit at Eastwood Elementary in West Fargo, ND. We showcased our robot and our team to over two hundred 4th and 5th graders. We had the goal of teaching the kids about the opportunities they have for science, technology, engineering and math classes in the future as well as the opportunities they have for robotics through FIRST Lego League.
Through both a presentation and an interactive segment, we displayed FIRST values. First, we gave a quick presentation and showed a rocking video that received oohs and ahhs from the kids. Next, we gave a robot demo of SOLID, while explaining a couple of concepts our robot and answering questions about our team and robot. We ended our day with a noodle throwing contest to get the kids excited about FIRST Robotics and the physical aspects of the game. Through this visit we hope inspire these children to become interested in not only FIRST Robotics but to inform them about the all the opportunities available to them in STEM fields.
– Grace Bailey