Our Year 5 and 6 students in the after school Robotics Club are developing their problem solving skills through participation in the First Lego League “Hydro Dynamics Global Challenge”. There are 80 countries taking part in the challenge and literally hundreds of teams.
Students solve problems in a project topic they select:
- Identify a problem within the human water cycle.
- Design a solution that makes this problem better.
- Share your problem and solution with others.
The topic chosen by our students is Managing Pollution from Boats.
The core values of this Challenge are:
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together.
- We honour the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism® and Cooperation® in everything we do.
- We have FUN!
Student coaches include: Ian Wilson (Digital & Design Technologies), Geoff Kaye (Scientists in Schools Consultant) and Elaine Lewis (Sustainability/Waterwise).
Watch out for developments in this Challenge over the coming weeks. Our students present their solutions on Saturday 4 November at a huge First Lego League – Hydro Dynamics Challenge Tournament day with students from other primary and high schools in WA.