The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland will host a FIRST LEGO League Tournament and a FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo on Saturday, January 21. Called “Roboquake on Lake,” this exciting, hands-on day will provide FIRST LEGO League teams from the local area with an opportunity to showcase their hard work and share their inventions with fellow teams and with the community. “This event highlights the hard work and passion of all of our young men who love engineering and robotics. It’s a celebration of their talents,” says Middle School Head Brandon Mollett. “We have dozens of students, faculty and parents who rally to support the boys in making this a rewarding community-building event.”
This year’s FIRST LEGO League Animal AlliesSM and FIRST LEGO League Jr. Creature CrazeSM Challenges encourage students around the globe to explore how animals and people interact and learn from one another.
From 10:00 – 11:30 am, BL’s third grade teams will showcase their Creature Craze work in the Carolyn Smith Library. The Creature Craze challenge gives students the chance to explore the relationships between humans and animals while building a model made of LEGO elements with a motorized part. The teams will also present a Show Me poster as a part of their project.
From 1:00 – 3:15 pm, students in grades 5-8 will compete in the Animal Allies challenge in the Iglehart Gym. For the Animal Allies Challenge, teams were tasked with solving an interaction problem between animals and humans, such as bee keeping or working with a service dog, by using science and engineering skills. As a part of the project, teams had to build, test and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
Both events are free and open to spectators. The BL Student Commons will serve light breakfast, full lunch and snacks throughout the day. For more information, visit www. firstinspires.org/robotics/fll.
About Boys’ Latin
Boys’ Latin is Maryland’s oldest, non-sectarian school for boys. For more than 170 years, Boys’ Latin has instilled the core values of courage, integrity and compassion in each boy as embodied in our motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem). By understanding how boys learn best, our talented faculty fosters enduring personal relationships and empowers each student to strive for academic and personal excellence. For more information, please visit boyslatinmd.com.