The Junior Solar Sprints program is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) competition that engages students to design, build and race solar-powered model cars. Students will need to create a car out of upcycled materials by first designing it freehand and then on TinkerCAD. By working in groups, students will learn to cooperate and collaborate during the design process. In order to learn physics and engineering, the students will calculate gear ratio and Newton’s Laws of Motion.
VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) learning paradigm for young students. When students have the ability to snap robots together using an intuitive tool-less system, it can unlock a curiosity and a passion that will stay with them for life. The system naturally encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership for young students. Watching code come alive on a physical robot is the most engaging (and fun!) way to learn complex Programming & Computational concepts.
CHP Vex IQ Elective’s focus is on teaching students advanced building techniques and programming concepts, including the use of sensors. Through the 2021-22 season, the VEX IQ Team participated in a few Scrimmage matches & VEX IQ 2021-22 Challenge: Pitching In. Our students are currently working on an internal CHP challenge: Balloon Bot scheduled for May 2022.