Lego Bots

Students Build and Compete With Lego Bots

Students from 32 teams across the State of Minnesota traveled to Marshall School, Saturday, to compete with Legos.

The teams of students in the fourth through eighth grades weren’t just showing off their block stacking skills.

The teams were competing using robots they had built using Lego pieces, motors, and their own computer coding and programing skills.

Marshall School Teacher Stephanie Kiero said the program teaches students skills that are valuable in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields.

The competitors are judged on their coding, robot performance, and a presentation given to judges.

That process forces the students and their teams to be well-rounded if they want to succeed in competition.

This year teams are competing under the theme, “Trash Trek.”

Students are building robots and long range business models that will help reduce the impact of trash on the world around them. 

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