JP2 Fireworks

We are happy that we have, Maria Jose, Katie, Michael, Joseph, and Gabe on the JP2 Fireworks! Maria Jose and Katie were on the JP2 Programmers team, most people from that team aged out except Katie and Maria Jose. This is Michael’s, Gabe’s and Joseph’s first year!!! This is going to be exciting!

We have been on 6 tours! Here are the tours we have been on!:

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, We learned: That no one should swim in a lake or river for at least 1-2 days after it rains because storm runoff contains pollution that ends up in the water in higher concentrations.

Coon Rapids Dam, We learned: The Dam was rebuilt so many times.

Maple Grove Water Treatment Plant, We learned: The water Maple Grove gets from the aquifer is very clean and drinkable as is.

Elk River Waste Water Treatment Plant,  We learned: The Waste Water Treatment plant cleans water from the sewers before putting it back in the Mighty Muddy Mississippi River.

Eastman Nature Center, We learned: A big problem is garbage going into the ocean.

Heidi’s Growhaus, We learned: Rain Gardens help to clean the water before the water eventually drains in the river and it’s important to design the rain garden with the right soil, plants, and location.

All these tours have been super fun and we have learned a lot! We have been working on our skit, and some missions! It’s been fun!

We have two missions done for our robot! Our robot’s name is FireBot. We are using our second robot. our first robot was not symmetrical, and lop-sided, so we built a new one.  This is fun! 🙂 We have also been working on our skit! thanks to our Fearless Team Captain, the skit is done! We have made nicknames for each of our team members. Fearless Team Captain, Fearless Helpmate, Builderific 1, Builderific 2, and Remarkable Programmer. Our Remarkable programmer is hard at work right now, getting more missions done. Fearless Team Captain has helped with the skit, boards, and the card game! Builderific 1 and Builderific 2 are like glued together, they have been helping build and make boards! Fearless Helpmate has been helping with building and programming, and also helps with the skit. 🙂 Our team wouldn’t be the same without one of these team members! 🙂

This Years Challenge is: Hydro Dynamics

The Project Challenge is: How find, use, transport, and dispose of water. Sounds super cool! Right? 😉

The Robot Challenge is: This super awesome board that we are making a robot for to complete the missions on the board! We’ll have a picture soon of the board and our awesome robot! 😉

The Core Values Challenge is: are you ready? Okay here it is! We as a team get to solve problems working together. And have an awesomely fun time! 😉

Our Tournament is on December 2 at Park Center Senior High School. Here is a link to the Tournament: http://hightechkids.org/fll-tournament-brooklyn-park-saturday

We have moved on to Sectionals!!!! Yay!!!!

We won the Core Values Award and 1st Place for Head-to-Head! It was really exciting because we’ve never made it the far in Head-to-Head before!

This tournament we just enjoyed ourselves, cheered each and other teams on, had candy, and we moved on. This was just a really fun tournament!!!!

Here’s a hint when your at a tournament: Just have fun and enjoy yourselves! It’s really fun!

We will soon have pictures of the tournament!

Thanks to all the volunteers who made this tournament possible!!!! Thank you!!!