Project Description

The Hydrodynamics Project is grounded in the international youth organization called FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.  

 

Each year FIRST creates a competition around a real world issue.  For the 2017 season, the real world issue was centered around water.  The Hydrodynamics project focused on the Human Water Cycle

Our team...

  • researched about the Human Water Cycle

  • designed solutions to address the Human Water Cycle

  • built LEGO Mindstorm robots to complete water-related challenges

  • programmed the robots they built

Robot testing
Students Coding
Student Robot 1
Hydrodynamics Board
Testing the robots
Coding and Building
Coding robots
student created robot 2
Hydrodynamics Board 2
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FIRST LEGO League Tournament

We randomly selected five girls and five boys to represent our team at the FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament held at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, CA.  With over 400 FIRST LEGO League teams in San Diego and it being our first year of competition, we aimed to simply have a fun.

There were three aspects to the Qualifying Tournament:

  1. Core Values:  Students expressed how they embodied and practiced some of the Core Values of the FIRST organization.  Some of the values are listed below... 

    • We are a team

    • What we discover is more important that what we win

    • We display Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation

  2. Human Water Cycle:  As a class we learned about the Human Water Cycle, which is how humans use water for their homes, sustains our bodies and helps grow food.  Our students created a presentation about the Human Water Cycle.‚Äč

  3. Robotics: Our students built and programmed a robot to complete challenges on the Hydrodynamics game board pictured below.  

Hydrodynamics
FIRST LEGO League tournament 1
FIRST LEGO League student explanation 3.
FIRST LEGO League student explanation2
FIRST LEGO League group competition
FIRST LEGO League Drivers 2
FIRST LEGO League drivers
FIRST LEGO League group photo