Students who are a part of the VEX IQ Competitive teams at Northridge competed in their second tournament on Saturday, February 4. At this tournament, team members worked to improve their notebooks, game strategies, and robot modifications based on the feedback they received from judges in the last tournament. In addition to working on their designs, students also continued to improve their teamwork and sportsmanship as they received feedback from their coaches.
Saturday, January 28 was the 4th annual Mountain Lion Vex IQ Robotics Challenge hosted by Alpine Elementary IB World School in St Vrain Valley Schools in Longmont, CO. It was spectacular! 22 teams from around Longmont competed in several events.
On Saturday, February 6th, Northridge had the honor of hosting its very first VEX IQ Challenge. Students from schools both withing St. Vrain and outside the district convened to put their teamwork, innovation, and design thinking skills on display. There were thirty-three teams who participated in the challenge, and our hallways, gym, and cafeteria were bursting at the seams with approximately 400 people!
The Columbine VEX IQ Robotics Team has had a great start to their competitive season! They participated in the Timberline PK-8 VEX IQ Scrimmage and the Innovation Center Tournament at the Longmont Museum.
At the Timberline Scrimmage, teams learned the ins and outs of the game and how VEX IQ Competitions work. They focused on how to score points during competition and began to think about how important strategizing is to their success in the game. The R2-D2s were recognized for the work in their notebook and other teams did really well scoring alliance points!
The Northridge VEX IQ Club started up in the month of October, 2015 for a total of 32 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. That's a total of EIGHT teams, up from four teams last year! Students began by learning the names of the components of a robot, and how to use notebooks to record tasks, ideate solutions, and test their prototypes as they build and reiterate their robots. They are learning how to follow directions, collaborate as teams, and take turns sharing responsibility as they build.
This year, Columbine has started a VEX IQ Robotics Team! 24 students meet weekly to design, build, and utilize their coorperation and problem solving skills to construct a robot. After completing their robots, we will participate in several events this season.
Congratulations to the Alpine Vex IQ Teams who competed in the Vex IQ Elementary State Tournament in Loveland last weekend! We sent 6 teams of students to participate in this collaborative competition. We competed in the Teamwork Challenge in which two teams collaborate on the playing field in order to score points by manipulating the field blocks with their robot. In addition, teams had the opportunity to participate in several other competitions as well. Students could compete in the the Skills Challenge, where they tested out their robot's skills as compared to other teams.