Thu, Feb 29|
St. Lawrence College
Skills Competition 2024 (Elementary) - Lego Mechanics Challenge (Team of 4)
Provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate both through practical and theoretical application, their skills and task knowledge in the industry must be relevant to: • Simple mechanical design and construction using LEGO Components. • Problem solving in relation to provided challenges
Time & Location
Feb 29, 2024, 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6, Canada
Lego Mechanics Challenge – Grades 4-6 & 7/8 - Team of 4
Competition Chair - Don Wartman; email@example.com; 613 539 2321
9:45am - 12:00pm Competition
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm Competition
1:30pm - 2:00pm Awards
1. Purpose of the Contest
To provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate both through practical and
theoretical application, their skills and task knowledge in the industry must be relevant
• Simple mechanical design and construction using LEGO Components.
• Problem solving in relation to provided challenges
2. Contest Description
There will be 3 challenges to this competition and all teams will bring the same
necessary materials to solve them. All three challenges must be attempted by every
team. There is no programming component to this challenge. The Lego Brain Hub will
be used in the default setting to be a power supply and motor/sensor connector. A
copy of the contest and instructions will be provided on site on the day of the
competition. Competitors will be provided with approximately 3 hours to complete the
challenges and will be scored and marked accordingly by judges. Teams may attempt
challenges in any order and have numerous practice runs as long as the challenge is
not being used by another team. If more than one team is at a challenge then they will
alternate turns. However, official scoring runs by a judge will take precedence over
3. JUDGING CRITERIA
Challenge 1: /27
Challenge 2: /27
Challenge 3: /27
Teamwork and Enthusiasm: /19 broken down as follows:
a.Collaboration: all members working together and listening to each other /6
b.Design Process: planned development & uniqueness of problem solving /6
c.Enthusiasm: team spirit, initiative and positive-talk /7
Each challenge will be weighed equally. Each team will only be allowed 3 official
judged scoring attempts. The best score of the 3 attempts will determine the team's
score. The total combined scores of the three challenges in combination of the
Teamwork and Enthusiasm component will determine the final standings.
There can be no ties – if the scores are even after the contest, then the highest total
combined points for the 3 challenges will be used as the tie breaker.
4. EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
Supplied by Competitor:
• Lego Education Spike Prime Set #735047
• Refillable water bottle
• Lunch and Additional snacks (recommended peanut-free) 2023
• Competitors must be dressed in a clean and appropriate manner with no logos other
than that of their school/school board.
Competitors are only able to use the SPIKE Prime Lego set for the challenge.
Competitors are not to bring their own computer to the Skills Competition.
Books, notes, materials and assisting devices are not permitted
Media devices, such as cell phones, smart phones, tablets or watches are not
permitted on the contest site.
Safety is a priority at the Limestone Skills Competition. At the discretion of the
Chair, any competitor can be removed from the competitionsite for not having
the proper safety equipment and/or not acting in a safe manner.