Lockheed volunteers teach STEM concepts using LEGOs

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - Volunteers from Lockheed Martin are teaching students some STEM concepts using a popular children's toy.

Six engineers from Lockheed spent a portion of their day at Saint James Elementary School in Johnson City.

Using the Lego WeDo learning tools, students were introduced to basic engineering, programming and robotics skills.

The students followed basic instructions on a laptop to assemble the robots.

6th grader Vivianna Ricci, whose father is one of the volunteers, says she's also interested in engineering because it helps to build a better community.

"I think I might learn teamwork, because teamwork is one of the reasons why it's completed, because it takes a lot of time and effort into it," said Ricci.

The Lockheed Martin volunteers spent 3 hours at the school working with students from grades 3 through 6.

Employees regularly volunteer their time bringing WeDo learning tools into the schools of their children.

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