Students showcased skills in Lego Robotics Club at Conshohocken Elementary

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image Students from the Lego Robotics Club

Students from the Lego Robotics Club demonstrated their coding skills to parents on the last day.

At Conshohocken Elementary School, second and third graders stayed after school two days a week for four weeks to play with Legos — and show off their computer programming skills in the process. The students were part of the school’s Lego Robotics Club, where children partnered with classmates to create different projects and write code to make their robots move.  “My favorite thing is that you get to build,” said student Ahmyra Rouse. “You can build whatever you want, like the giant, the airplane or the submarine.” “One of my favorite parts is that you get to do it with your friends,” added student Brady Fox. “You get to stay at school for another hour and play with Legos.” Because they have the experience of more complex robotics and programming lessons in their weekly technology classes, the students were able to quickly grasp how the Lego robots worked, troubleshoot and successfully program them. “It allowed the kids to have the opportunity to take what they learned in technology class and then bring it all together,” said Technology Specialist Nina Pratowski. “So they’re following the instructions to create their own robot, then going through the steps to program it using code, and then, if things don’t work right away, they’re going back through the process and fixing any mistakes that may have occurred — just like a true engineer would.”