Carlsbad students get a nice chunk of change to play with Legos -- and the money's not from Legoland, according to a published report.
Over the next couple of months, educators plan to form a robotics team at each of Carlsbad Unified School District's 14 campuses, reported the North County Times. The Carlsbad Education Foundation is overseeing the effort, which it plans to pay for with a $49,000 grant from a nonprofit group tied to the Carlsbad-based Life Technologies Corp.
The lessons fit in with the education foundation's focus on bringing more hands-on science into schools, said Valin Brown, executive director of the foundation.The money will pay for robots made of high-tech Lego bricks, registration fees and other supplies needed for the clubs.
Students will build the robots and work to program them to complete a variety of challenges. The activities were designed to teach children to apply creative thinking and robotics to real-life situations.