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By Becky Christofferson
Pine Bluffs Post 

Carpenter FIRST Lego League helps children learn


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Shiloh Nokes, left, and Twyla Butler, right, take time to show off the models used in the robot game during the FIRST LEGO League challenge. The models were built by the team per specific instructions. The challenge also asks each team to come up with a real-world problem and then to find a unique solution to that problem.

An eight-foot long game field dominates the small room in the Carpenter Fire Hall. At closer inspection, one can see LEGO pieces constructed in the shapes of a reindeer, bee and beehive, gorilla, shark, food with refrigerator, service dog and man, as well as a milking automation machine.

This game field is not only interactive but is helps to teach four children in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. These children are part of the Carpenter's community FIRST Lego League, coached by Lara Shook.

According to Shook, she has helped get the Burns FIRST Lego League teams u...

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