It is exciting to welcome back former campers to this week’s Lego WeDo Masters Builders Camp. Our campers will begin the week working with 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 is a complex one but the campers were definitely up to the challenge!