Lego robotics challenge a hit with young learners

Kids watch a Lego robot, part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) demonstration held at Spika Design and Manufacturing recently.

Photo courtesy of Renee Stephens

On  Saturday, Oct. 22, the Situation Room at Spika Manufacturing was filled with 24 energetic students, three Sylvan instructors and many curious parents. The excitement was over Lego Robotics, brought to Lewistown by Spika and the nonprofit Make it Happen Montana.  

The spots filled up fast, and Make it Happen Montana plans  on bringing more STEM programs to the area. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  

Robotics teaches fun and practical reasoning, and problem solving. Kids don’t even realize they are learning all the components of STEM.  Robotics also taps directly into a child’s natural curiosity. which is exactly where great ideas and life changing inventions are born. 

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