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Please check back in April for more information!
Moraine Park Technical College – Fond du Lac Campus, Room B-114
TBD June 2018 | 9:00am – 12:00pm (Final demonstration and lunch with parents on Wednesday, June 21.)
Who Can Attend
Open to all girls entering grades 6-8 in fall 2018
Registration Fee
$30 per student

Explore the world of robotics using LEGO® Mindstorms.

You will build robots with motors and sensors to perform tasks and react to their environment. You’ll learn how to program the robots using software in which you place icons in sequence to create the instructions that you desire. It’s easy to learn and introduces the concept of programming with objects (icons) and structures such as loops and conditional statements. As a bonus, we will also spend time working in teams to build and program a robot to solve missions similar to those in First Lego League® (FLL) competitions.

The processes of students actively building, exploring, investigating, inquiring and communicating together
develop a vast range of skills. Here is an overview of the activities and skills involved in the Animal Allies Challenge:


Investigating speed, exploring the effect of friction, investigating simple machines, developing scientific testing skills, pursuing purposeful inquiry, predicting and measuring, collecting data and drawing conclusions.


Designing, creating (building), testing and evaluating model solutions to match real needs; choosing appropriate materials and processes; using two-dimensional instructions to develop technical understanding; identifying technical components to create three-dimensional working models; programming robots to perform desired tasks; and working collaboratively in a team.


Using the engineering design process in investigating and evaluating variables.


Using mathematics in the fields of science and technology; measuring distance, time and mass; calculating speed (velocity), weight and efficiency; using graphical media to present predictions and measurements; tabulating and interpreting data; and informally calculating ratios.


  • Introduction to the program, engineering and robotics.
  • Introduction to the Mindstorms robots.
  • Start the robot build.
  • Finish robot build.
  • Start programming activities.
  • Evaluate the Animal Allies Challenge.
  • Program the Mindstorms robots to navigate the Animal Allies Challenge.
  • Test robot design and software using the Animal Allies Challenge activity set.
  • Parents are welcome to attend from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21 for demonstration and lunch.

Space is limited. Register today!

For additional information contact Renae Fischer at 920-929-2477 or

Direct Accommodation requests to Bonnie Bauer at 920-924-3361 by June 12th.