The 18th annual LEGOs at the Zoo science fair takes place on June 2 and 3
Kids from Oregon Episcopal School’s LEGO Physics Group will take over the Education Center this weekend at the Oregon Zoo to showcase their work. For the 18th year, the group will present displays that are planned, designed, programmed and built entirely by OES students. Advanced LEGO "engineers," ages 8 to 17, will demonstrate their creations and talk about the science behind them.
This year the group will feature: NXT, ROBOLAB, the LEGO Logo Board, PICO Crickets and a six-foot-by-three-foot board filled with computer- and sensor-controlled models portraying "Animals from the Oregon Zoo Visit the Winter Olympics" and much more! The Lego Logo Board challenges students to devise a story using elaborate motorized sequences and their own code.
"It is the LEGO philosophy that 'good quality play' enriches a child's life—and lays the foundation for later adult life," says Jane Kenney-Norberg, who oversees the program. "We believe that play is a key element in children's growth and development as well as stimulates the imagination and the emergence of ideas and creative expression."
More than 60 students are participating in this year's LEGO program, so bring the kids (who are probably LEGO fanatics like all the kids we know) and check out this incredible work!
The event is free with zoo admission ($17.95 for ages 12-64, $12.95 for ages 3-11, $15.95 for seniors, free for ages 0-2) and takes place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.