BFIS Middle School Robotics at the First Lego League Spain

Written by BFIS Staff

Our Middle School Robotics Team attended this weekend the First Lego League Spain competition that took place at the beautiful and historic buiding of the University of Barcelona. Congratulations to our team! They did exceptionally well, considering thay they fielded two Rookie teams. BFIS teacher and Robotics coach, Mr. Farmer-Lacombe won the Most Inspiring Team Coach Award. A mixed team of genders on our “Dragons Thunder Kites Team” are engaging and learning in the fields of Technology and Innovation and having a lot of fun doing it.

Robotics is a great way for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. Here are some tips and resources for introducing robotics to kids.

Teachinfg Robotics is important for kids for several reasons:

  1. Develops critical thinking skills: Robotics encourages kids to think critically, analyze problems, and develop solutions. It requires them to break down complex tasks into smaller, manageable steps, and come up with creative ways to solve problems.
  2. Introduces STEM concepts: Robotics is an excellent way to introduce kids to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts. It exposes them to coding, electronics, and mechanics, all of which are essential skills for future careers in the technology industry.
  3. Fosters creativity: Robotics allows kids to be creative and use their imagination. They can design and build their own robots, and program them to do different tasks. This encourages them to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions.
  4. Teaches teamwork: Robotics is a collaborative field, and kids learn how to work in teams to solve problems. They learn how to communicate effectively, share ideas, and collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  5. Prepares them for the future: Robotics is an emerging field, and there is a growing demand for people with robotics skills. By exposing kids to robotics at an early age, they are better prepared for future careers in the technology industry. Additionally, they gain the skills and knowledge needed to adapt to technological advancements that will continue to shape our future.

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