When I spoke to students earlier, they were so excited to be a part of this competition.
And teachers say this made them learn a lot of math and science while at the same time, having fun.
7th grader Emily bowman knows how important it is to work as a team.
“We are competing, we have to climb a pole and our robot is doing really good lately so I think we got it down.”
She and many other middle schoolers are competing in the best competition.
Best, meaning boosting engineering science and technology.
“It’s about coming together and creating a project with your team learning team work and business skills.” 8th grade student Nia Peterson said.
Each school gathers a group of students and allows them to build a robot.
The robots had to be able to move and pick items up
“We have built the cargo ship for a space elevator. Which you can take into space and you gather the objects from earth and take them to the people in space.” Peterson said.
While some were in it for bragging rights and a trophy, others were a part of the competition because of their love for learning.
“For me it was kind of like an inspiration cause my favorite subject is science and i like to build stuff and help people out.” 7th grader Trinity Morris said.
“It’s been a lot of fun.” Bowman said.
Some of the students are already hoping they can be a part of this competition next year.
Wicksburg took home the first place “best award” and “robotics award”.
Carver Magnet School took home 1st “best award”.