FREDERICKTOWN — The Lego League Aquabots team at Fredericktown Elementary hosted its closing program Monday in the Fredericktown High School library. This program was a showcase of what the students had learned and performed at the Lego League competition.
The theme of the competition was hydrodynamics. The students were tasked with improving the way people find, transport, use or dispose of water. Their team was aptly named “The Aquabots.”
The team consisted of fourth through eighth grade students: Scarlett Allison, Kit Bellman, A.J. Broerman, John Divelbiss, Drew Dunbaugh, Cooper Lowe, Micah Phillips and Joey VanSlyke. The Aquabots were coached by Lynn Burns and Don Divelbiss, with mentor Carla Lowe.
The students presented on what they created for the league competition, demonstrated their robotic missions runs and performed their original skit which featured hurricane disaster relief and focused on the importance of clean water. The students used the skit as a means to demonstrate how to make fresh water, by creating a water filter out of everyday materials.
After their skit, the students answered questions on the process of preparing for competition and their robot. The robot featured a box shape and attachments “to make it go straight.” Bellman explained to the audience, “With each attachment we had to think about how we were going to level it out.”
Burns told the News that the team began work for the competition in August. The event took place in December in Newark and it featured 16 teams.
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