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Elementary school students learn about agriculture, farm equipment with Legos

Monday, November 14, 2011

A group of students at Cody Elementary School in LeClaire, Iowa, solved a variety of problems using Legos, as they built models of John Deere farm equipment and other machinery using the toys.
A group of students at Cody Elementary School in LeClaire, Iowa, solved a variety of problems using Legos, as they built models of John Deere farm equipment and other machinery using the toys.

A group of students at Cody Elementary School in LeClaire, Iowa, solved a variety of problems using Legos, as they built models of John Deere farm equipment and other machinery using the toys, according to the Quad-City Times.

The news source reported that the children constructed several different machines out of the Legos, some of which included robotic technology. This came as part of a partnership that was enacted by the toy company and the local school system.

The program, FIRST Lego League, has taught these children the importance of using technology to solve problems that may arise in several industries, including the agricultural sector. Using the toys at a young age helps to provide these kids how important innovation is in the field, according to the Times.

"A computer does exactly what you tell it to do," a teacher told the news source about the point of the program and the ease with which it can be taught. "If it doesn't do what you wanted it to do, you did something wrong."

The First Lego League is a partnership that exists around the world and helps children to learn about technology, according to the organization's website.

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