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March 28, 2016

Students Compete in Robotic Iditarod

Students at Black Hawk Elementary learned teamwork and computer programming through a robotic Iditarod, reports the Rapid City Journal.

Third, fourth and fifth graders worked together to compete in the race last week.  The advanced math class constructed a scaled down replica of the Iditarod, which extends across Alaska from Anchorage to Nome, in their gymnasium.  Three wheeled Dash robots, acquired with grant funding, were equipped with masks made from popsicle sticks to resemble Huskies, and pipecleaner leashes.  Instead of real time instruction, the teams used computer programming to issue sets of instructions on ipads to control the robots.

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