Learn, Innovate And Create In The Robotics Club At Marion Mix Elementary School

February 21 19:04 2020

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Students at Marion Mix Elementary School get hands-on experience constructing and programming robots in the school’s robotics club. The club provides a fun opportunity for students to learn new concepts as well as encourages students to learn more about STEM subjects. The club focuses on exploring the engineering process and using creativity in science.

In the robotics club, students use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots to make different creations. Students are also taught how to program their robots to do different tasks or serve unique purposes. There is a focus on promoting divergent thinking and teamwork while adhering to rigorous science and engineering practices. Any student in fourth through sixth grade can join the club, which meets every Thursday after school from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Besides exploring science and engineering, students who attend the robotics club have the opportunity to compete in yearly competitions. The first competition students compete in is First LEGO League. First Lego League hosts multiple competitions based around their core values: discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork and fun. This fall at the competition, Marion Mix Elementary was given the Judges Award for exemplifying the FLL Core Values.

The second competition that robotics club students get the opportunity to compete in is C.R.E.S.T Summit. C.R.E.S.T stands for Capitol Region Engineering Science and Technology, and the program encourages students to learn about and participate in STEM subjects. The Elk Grove Unified School District has been able to host the competition in past years, and the Marion Mix Elementary School Robotics Club has won first place in the competition for the last three years.

To learn more about the Robotics club at Marion Mix Elementary school and the multiple outstanding programs in the Elk Grove Unified School District, click here!

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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