Mexia kids learn STEM concepts at LEGO Camp

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Oscar Ronquillo and Audrey Lin, both 10-year-olds from Mexia, have fun using what they have learned about gears and pulleys to put together a car from LEGO blocks at the LEGO Camp held at Navarro College South last week. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

A new, innovative way to teach engineering concepts to kids debuted in Mexia last week at a LEGO robotics camp hosted by Navarro College South.

The learning event took place Monday through Thursday, with a morning session for children in third to fifth grades, and an afternoon session that included students through seventh grades.

Teaching the class was David Hayes, principal of Wortham Elementary and Junior High schools, and former robotics teacher at Mexia High School.

“The afternoon is a little higher level, more critical thinking for slightly older kids,” Hayes said. “They have to just look at the pictures and decide on the design that’s going to be the most structurally sound.”

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