JCC starts first LEGO© League team in January

by | Dec 7, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sundays, beginning Jan. 6

An informal robotics team that may compete regionally in 2013-2014 will form at the Simon Family JCC.

BrickHeadZ classes introduce younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO® based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. LEGO® League teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting skills and future career possibilities.

Elementary and middle school students will design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology, applying real world math and science concepts, learning critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills.

BrickHeadZ engineering classes for ages three to five and engineering classes for K-5, meet regularly at the JCC during the week utilizing LEGO® bricks.

In a joint partnership, the JCC and BrickHeadZ is forming a mock JrFLL team (K-nine-year-olds) and FLL team (ages nine and up) with hopes to spark interest to compete next year at the regional competition at James Madison University.

Call 690-3738 for more information or register for a class by calling 321-2338.