Students in grades 4 and 5 at Vestal Hills Elementary enjoyed a lesson in collaboration, problem-solving, and computer coding on Friday, February 24, with help from volunteers from Lockheed Martin.
Fourth- and Fifth-graders worked together in the school’s MakerSpace room using WeDo LEGO kits that the Lockheed Martin volunteers brought to collaboratively build, program, launch, and test robotic creations.
Students in Grades K – 3 worked on individual LEGO projects in their classrooms. For example, First-Grade Teachers read the book “Three Billy Goats Gruff” to their classes. Students then split up into groups to get the billy goats across a bridge that they built working together.
“Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin,” the company stated on its website. “We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success — and our nation’s technological advantage — depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.”