Monday, November 2, 2009

Kalihi schools compete in Lego Robotics

By Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep Manahan with Kalakaua Middle Team
Kalihi area schools, Fern Elementary, Puuhale Elementary, Dole Middle School, and Kalakaua Middle School all competed against each other in the Lego Robotics competition held this year at Kalakaua Middle School. The schools receive a grant to purchase equipment, and they build machines which are put through an obstacle course.

Fern Elementary Team

They are judged on various tasks that are accomplished by the robots they design, and they are also judged on the robot's ability to maneuver and complete the obstacle course in the given amount of time.

Dole Middle School Team

The competition is both challenging and fun, and the students learn math and science skills as well as problem solving. The competition between the schools are preliminary rounds, which lead to a statewide competition held in the coming months at the Blaisdell Arena.

Puuhale Elementary Team

Both Senator Donna Mercado Kim and I were in attendance to support the students.

Senator Kim with Fern Elementary Team

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