Neah-Kah-Nie (NKN) Middle School students are selling t-shirts to raise money to participate in the 2016 First Lego League Challenge.
First Lego teams research a real-world problem and develop a solution. They also design, build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorms technology.
“I have a dedicated group of ten amazing students working on a presentation about solutions to methane pollution,” said NKN Library Media Specialist Kathryn Harmon. “They’re also working on creating a robot that can accomplish all sorts of tasks on a performance field with 16 challenges.”
Lego Challenge officials said the experience gives students an opportunity to apply science, technology,engineering and math concepts (STEM), plus “a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem.”
Educators said kids also develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications and presentation abilities.
The NKN First Lego team’s name is I4IGM – or Institute for Idea Generation and Manufacturing. T-shirts are available in red or black. Short-sleeve shirts cost $12 and long-sleeve shirts are $18.
Sizes are available in S,M,L,XL and 2X. Larger sizes are available on request.
Orders are due Nov. 15 and shirts will be delivered on Dec. 5. To order, call 503-355-3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.