On Saturday, April 27th, WPS hosted its second Lego League Expo at Daniel Morgan Intermediate School. Teams from all four elementary schools attended the Expo to display their Lego creations. This year's theme was Mission Moon. For more information, please see The Mission Moon Challenge flyer from First Lego League Jr.
Teams of students and their staff sponsors have been meeting throughout the school year to prepare for this event. During meetings, students explored, built, and designed code using Lego Education WeDo 2.0.
As part of this year's theme, students also explored challenges of living on the moon, including food, drink, energy, breathing, etc. The teams then designed and built a Moon Base from Legos, including at least one motorized part. The Moon Base was designed to solve at least one problem of living on the moon. Teams also created a poster to showcase their design during the Expo.
During the Expo, attendees were able to participate in the Shendanoah Discovery Museum's mobile Star Lab, an inflatable planetarium. Thank you to the Discovery Museum for extending the Mission Moon theme.
A special thank you to Dr. LaBombard-Daniels for overseeing the Lego League Expo at WPS and to AIAA and Boeing for the grant that makes this program possible. Thank you also to the John Handley Interact Club for assisting during the Lego League Expo.