“May the 4th be with you”

IMG_7582Happy Star Wars Day everyone! No, it’s not just a pun. “May the 4th be with you” is a full-fledged unofficial holiday according to many Star Wars fans and apparently what is currently trending on Twitter.  In honor of the holiday, Ensworth fourth grade teachers Mr. Champion and Mr. Sherland decided to get students in on the action.

In connection with their current robotics curriculum,  Mr. Champion and Mr. Sherland created a “mission” to find and “attack” Darth Vader’s tie fighter. Students used their knowledge of various programming blocks (i.e. move tank, move steering, medium motor) to then find and destroy the Death Star (a balloon). The EV3 robots had been slightly modified to have a sharp pin on the arm so that they could “destroy” or pop the Death Star. Check out the video below to see if they completed the mission: Star Wars Link

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