CAISL participated on the First LEGO League National Championship that took place in the Instituto Superior Tecnico (Tagus Park) on March 24th 2018. This year, the main theme was Hydrodinamics.
During the first part of the competition, we had to present our research project. It was about "Desalination of Water at your House", which went really well. Everyone spoke during the presentation, and after some questions at the end, the jury said we did a great job! Then we have to show our Core Values. We sat down for an interview while showing our poster. In the end, the score was great. The final test was of the robot's capabilities, which wasn't bad. However, we misplaced the robot a few times, but it got the job done.
After the tests, we had some time to prepare and improve the robot and then we had lunch. After we had pizza and drinks, the robot competition began and we were able to succeed in different missions in the three rounds that we completed. Once everything was finished, we got a deserved first place in Core Values: Inspiration! It was a great experience and we can't wait till next year to participate again!
Text by Ruben M.
For more pictures of this event, follow this link.
In May 27th, CAISL participated on the FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE'2017 with a team of seven Middle School students, all from the 'Exploratory Robotics' class. In addition to the experience, CAISL also brought home the trophy for the best Research Project.
CAISL has also acquired several construction sets from LEGO®:
WeDo, Simple & Powered Machines and Early Machines helps teach how technology plays an active and informative role in the students’ learning and is an ideal product for teaching across different subjects at primary level, particularly literacy, science, math, technology and engineering. (Click for info)
Mindstorm® NXT and EV3 engages students in science, math, technology, computer science and engineering while they develop core skills such as teamwork, time management and problem solving. CAISL has 13 sets available. (click for info)