This week RCET is excited to welcome back participants from our previous Lego WeDo Robotics camps to our Lego WeDo Masters Level Camp. The first part of this week’s camp will utilize the Lego WeDo STEM system which builds from the original LEGO WeDo Robotics curriculum to offer students more advanced STEM activities. The curriculum provides an engaging, open-ended series of elementary STEM activities. The series of six main activities and four problem-solving activities integrates STEM and pre-engineering concepts and applications of science. The STEM activity pack is aligned with Common Core State Curriculum Standards so that as children are engaged in building with the LEGOs and programming with the software, they are also exploring important concepts and operations for physical science, mathematical thinking, engineering, and technology. Today the campers started with a Ferris wheel project model. By programming the correct coding sequence with the drag and drop software, the builders were able to build a Ferris wheel that rotates and stops for passengers. The model used a motor to rotate a spur gear and a gear that rotated a larger spur gear. The larger spur gear then rotated an axle which rotated the entire Ferris wheel. The project was a complex one but the campers loved the challenge and were so proud of their work.