(WICHITA, Kan.) — “The Millennium Falcon.” “Pirates of the Caribbean.” “Indiana Jones!”
About 15 kindergarten through 5th grade students called out their favorite Lego kit on the first day of Lego Mania class. The program offered by Butler Community College is new and hopes to keep kids learning over the summer.
By the end of the class, students will build a Lego robot, alligator, soccer goalie and a plane. Each item will then be animated by a computer program.
Shelby Sobba, the Director of the Kids College at Butler Community College, says the goal is to teach students to take turns at each job and get an introduction to computer programing.
“The teacher wants them to learn cooperation because they all have a specific job every day,” says Sobba. “They also learn some programing skills to make their robots move.”