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LEGO Collision Car Camp Teaches Engineering Concepts

July 19, 2013


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Children put their creative skills to the test as they built and designed their own motorized battle cars and vehicles during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi LEGO Collision Car Camp held from July 15-19.

Now in its fifth year, 30 students from across the Coastal Bend participated in the camp hosted by the Office of Community Outreach.

“The camp was developed in response to requests from the community to create summer camps that were outside the normal range of sports, outdoors, and arts and crafts,” said Camp Director Joe Miller. “This program fills a need for science and engineering camps in the area.”

Using very advanced LEGO parts and pieces, kids ages 9-12 learned about mechanics and engineering concepts as they worked in teams to develop good sportsmanship during the week-long camp.

By using principles of gearing and mechanical advantages, students tried to flip, push, and smash their opponent’s battle vehicles in tournaments held throughout the camp. 

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