Sunday, September 28, 2008

September 26

The JR. RR's first learned about their climate topic, the desert. After looking up and reading about the desert they each were given a chart to write 'What I Know', 'What I Want to Know', and 'What I Learned'. This chart will also be used at following meetings. The team talked about the animals and people that live in the desert and how they survive.

After reading, the team broke out the building kit to start some more assembly. They worked together to collect, build and take apart pieces. One of the projects they made was a windsurfer and it had 3 different sized sails and the team talked about why the smaller sizes went slower than the bigger ones. The Jr. RR's are working hard to learn about their climate and working as a team!!!
Quotes from the Team!!!
Naomi said "Legos are fun little blocks and you can do so many things with them!"
Technobot said "How excited I am about doing this!"
Keep Up the Good Work!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

September 12 Meeting

The meeting started with sorting pieces from their kit. After the sorting was complete, the team started building the first project of many to come to prepare them for the building in the future. Some mistakes were made, but they were corrected and that is progress. Along with the building, they also picked a type of climate to work with: Desert. Afterwards they all sat and looked at a book about weather and climate.

Good Building and Keep it Up!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Season Kickoff!!!!

Welcome Junior Robot Rampagers to this season!!!!

The September 5th meeting was full of fun and learning!!

With the topic being Climate, the team took turns reading aloud pages of the book about climate called Weather by Rena K. Kirkpatrick. After reading, the team answered questions about weather and climate. Then they looked at a globe to locate different areas of different climates.

The team challenge was to pick a climate and make something out of Legos to help the people in that climate. The climate they chose was a changing climate. They broke up into 2 teams and made models.

The first team; Edy, Megan, Gianna; built a vehicle. Their vehicle had an temperature gauge, weather vane, water gauge, a satellite to receive radar and skis to use in the winter.

The second team, Thomas and Keirstin, built a boat that can glide across ice and has a tow rope, radar for weather, a telescope and an ice saw.

Great Teamwork Junior RR's!!!!
Keep it up!!!!