Attention everyone interested in STEAM!
Want to spend a Saturday afternoon doing fun, hands-on STEAM activities for children or watching robots compete in this year’s Newton Qualifier in the FIRST LEGO League Tournament? The LigerBots, an award-winning high school robotics team, will be hosting this year’s FLL Tournament Newton Qualifier and STEAM Expo on Saturday, November 19 from 12–5 p.m. at Newton North High School. Masks are required except for designated eating locations and admission is free!
In the spirit of FIRST encouraging students to mentor other students, the LigerBots host a tournament for younger students every year. The FLL Challenge is a program targeting 4th–8th graders to design and build robots out of LEGOs. In this Newton Qualifier for the FLL Tournament, Elementary and middle school teams will compete with robots under the theme “Super Powered,” inspired by the sustainable energy development of the United Nations!
Meanwhile, at the STEAM Expo, kids will have the opportunity to learn:
- Science: making slime using chemistry
- Technology: programming a human robot
- Engineering: crafting a balloon car with working axles
- Art: building artistic technique with string instruments
- Math: creating origami
Come interact with robots! The LigerBots build a new 120-pound robot every year and will be showing off Prometheus, our 2022 robot, at the STEAM Expo! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, explore and encourage STEAM in our community and the younger generation!