Ms. Mc Gailey is busy preparing science activities for the boys in 4th class. Thanks to all the parent volunteers for helping us to learn and understand.
Room 22 represents Mount Sion and Waterford at the VEX IQ Challenge in CIT Each boy played a different role and each boy spoke to the judges today to explain how they contributed to this unique project. Ms. Whelan, Ms. O' Connor and James were very proud today. The boys impressed the judges with their robot 'DéiseTronic', their pit display, STEM video, engineering notebook and their driving skills.
The competition is divided into four parts: 1. A STEM Rearch project - Our research on 'Robotics in the Community' was carried out in school and Bausch and Lomb, Waterford. We made a video of our findings. This is available on our website and Facebook Page. 2. A Robotic Journal - We kept a 135 page journal of how we researched and made our robot. 3. The VEX IQ challenge - The boys will have to drive our robot in two competitions. 50 schools will take part. The robot will also have to perform autonomously. Our team of programmers (boys in Room 22) have worked hard to program our robot to work on it's own.