Today was the opening meeting of GeekBoy’s Lego League. Now that we have the challenge in hand, lets get to rolling! The boys came over, and for about an hour, the kids just ran crazy and had a blast playing games and what not back in GeekBoy’s room while the moms enjoyed a bit of adult conversation for a change.
Then we discussed the challenge, and really… I’m not sure what we were expecting, but this doesn’t seem to be it. We pretty much decided to just let the boys build things with the kit instead of worry about doing the challenge. Especially since the challenge is kind of baffling to me. The boys are supposed to look around the room, pick a source of energy, do research about it, and then build a model, using at least one simple machine and a moving part, that shows how the energy is generated. Huh? I don’t get it. Whatever, GeekBoy and a friend put together a sail car, which the other mom pointed out was powered by wind energy. The third boy put together a car also. Then everyone went home, and I crashed. Hard.
But after I woke up, GeekBoy wanted to test out the motor, so we put something together, and tried it out, and it worked pretty kuel. All three of the kids are revved up, so excited to meet up with their new friends and play more legos.