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PCS students learn about robotics

As part of the computer program at Prentiss Christian School, computer teacher Tracy Dyess asked her students to build a robot.

The purpose was to learn more about technology, to do research, and to work with family.

“I don’t want our students to just come in and play games, I want them to understand how the games work and how to use technology,” said Dyess.

Students have a Technology Board in their classroom and any time a student brings anything in regarding technology, they receive points.

The robots were not required to move, but more points were given if they did.

At the end of the year, students with the most points are rewarded.

The students studied robots for three weeks prior to the project.

The assignment was not mandatory, but over 50 students participated.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—5th and 6th graders with their robots.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—5th and 6th graders with their robots.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—3rd and 4th graders with their robots.

Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—3rd and 4th graders with their robots.