The library invites creative kids to participate in the First LEGO® League Challenge. This international competition for kids ages 9-14 allows them to build, test, and program a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game then compete on a table-top playing field. This year’s challenge theme is Animal Allies. Teams will identify a problem that occurs when people and animals interact and design a solution for that problem. Guided by adult coaches, teams will research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, or energy then challenge themselves to develop a solution.
The program enables students to have fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus imagination, to solve a problem. Kids can also develop critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills, as they must present their solutions to judges.
During the course of this program, kids can also create non-robotic LEGO creations.
Register online at oldbridgelibrary.org.