THE ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT (STEM)
On Sunday 11 November, nine students from Years 6 and 8 competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Robotics competition held at Glendal Primary School. The theme of the competition was, “Into Orbit”.
In Term 2, the Bialik students began learning code and building robots and programmes based on last year’s competition, with a focus on building skills, knowledge and experience.
This year’s challenge was released at the start of August and from then onwards, the students met Tuesday lunchtimes and Thursdays after school to work on the various tasks. These included designing, building and programming a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot for the purpose of carrying out various theme-related missions in a Robot Game.
Students also worked on a project, researching a problem that currently exists for astronauts and proposing a possible solution for the impacts radiation has on astronauts during space travel.
We were very proud of our students on competition day as they competed in three different Robot Game ‘mission rounds’. They collaboratively and knowledgeably shared their robot design and the complexities in building and programing it during a Robot Design Judging session. They also presented their project to a judging panel answering questions and sharing their research. The final area of judging involved a group interview based upon the teams core values and collaboration. The day was full of high energy and team work and to add to the excitement we received the award for Gracious Professionalism and finished in the top ten teams, receiving an invite to compete in the State Competition.
Kol ha’kavod to our students!
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