Andrew Jackson Elementary offers a wide range of opportunities relating to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Our robotics program engages our students to actively solve real-world problems and work collaboratively with their community. As a district initiative, we are partnered with First and Lego to create world-class learners and innovators.
These innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, First Lego League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using Lego Mindstorms® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.