‘Hidden learning’ in Lego robotics camp
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Campers watch as one team’s EV3 robot rolls toward its mission.
About 20 local children spent this week trying to rescue astronauts and rovers stranded on faraway planets. Or at least…they built Lego robots that simulated those missions.
Listen to an audio postcard from the camp here:
Hunter Mathews, 12 Miles Johnson, 10, program their EV3 robot on the computer.
The First Lego League camp at Fawn Mountain Elementary School was led by a teacher from Minnesota who travels to Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan teaching kids about Lego robotics.
Paul Keeney, a teacher from Minnesota, led the Lego robotics camp. It’s his third time in Ketchikan.
Parent and teacher volunteers are planning a First Lego League robotics competition this fall for Ketchikan kids.
Evy Posey and Mason Baxstrom explain what their EV3 robot can do.
UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield was in Ketchikan this week. He and UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte spoke about financial issues facing the university system, and opportunities for the Ketchikan campus. more
During the 16-year transition, the U.S. Forest Service will offer an average of 46 million board feet of timber on the Tongass National Forest per year. The stands will transition gradually during those 16 years from old-growth to young growth. more