The wheels are turning at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Sacramento.
"We Bot Robotics" is a program that allows students to prepare for a career in technology. Students in grades K through 8 build robots using Legos.
“It teaches kids the principals of science and technology, and engineering to program the robots,” said Lego League coach Denise Watts.
Students go through various programs that are already provided, then create and add on their own touches.
“Making students responsible for their own learning is very important. 21st Century Skills,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Principal Reggie Brown.
Lego bird robots chirp. There are Lego robot goalies, planes, alligators and tigers, all doing something different.
Born out of the program, and a $2,500 grant, the first League and Robotics team was created to compete for an international title.
The new team competed for the first time this year, and they’re eager to compete again.