The culmination of TTA's First Week is the traditional Robot Wars. Student teams built robots to competed in a "Duck Pond." The object was to design a robot that could move "rubber duckies" to three different staging areas and score points. The winner: Team 45. This is just another example of the ingenuity, creativity, and technical know-how that our students apply to projects. Kudos to all teams that competed in this exciting event.
First Week is unique to TTA. Students do not attend regular classes. Instead, they are teamed-up to challenge each other with a variety of activities and projects. This year, they designed and constructed models of tiny houses, after the HGTV Show. They did an egg drop - engineering a way to drop an egg from the second floor to the first with their team leader under the mesh-covered platform. They also had to walk through the "Mine Field" blindfolded - a room with dozens of mouse traps on the floor and only one of the team members to guide them ... in the dark. They made banners, web pages, of course designed a robot, and so many more challenging things.
This is team-building at its finest, and it requires ingenuity, creativity, and technical skills - from all grade levels (7 - 12).
Check out the news reports about it below: