Their challenge is to come up with creative solutions to real world problems. They are the World Changers, a team from Trinity Lutheran School in Davenport.
The students built a robot by using Legos. The robot’s name is Noah and it is programmed by a computer.
In June, the team will be competing at the First Lego League International Competition in Toronto.
The theme is Nature’s Fury, and the students, with Noah’s help, have designed a solution to assist people during a natural disaster. In this case, it’s a flood.
The robot game takes place on a specially designed table. The challenge for the team is to program the robot so it can complete seventeen missions in two and a half minutes.
Among those missions is to remove tree branches from power lines, get food and other necessities to flood victims, and to help with rescue efforts.
The competition teaches students about teamwork, solving problems, and developing engineering principles among other things.
The team members are Rachel Eckert, Waveland Rushton, Jeffrey Buck and Rebecca Casad.
They are sixth through eighth grade students at Trinity Lutheran School.
805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803