March 19, 2010
The MAD CJHS are a Destination Imagination team who competed in the Jeffco Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 6.
The team of East Grand Middle School sixth grade students was sponsored by the Grand Lake Fire Department and the Grand Lake Rotary. They placed second, which qualified them for the State Competition on April 17.
Team members are Christopher Cox, Max Leman, Jesse Sidell, Damien Kern, Alissa Brown, Sarah Pierce, and Haley Olson.
The team began meeting in December by selecting one out of five challenges. They chose the DI-BOT challenge where they had to learn about Robotic Technology.
They had to create an original story that shows how one character’s life is changed by robotic technology. They also designed, created and integrated their automatic lego toothbrush DI-BOT – the Spinning Spininator Tooth Thousand – into the story.
Additionally they designed three different sets to use in their skit and wrote a dental hygiene song.
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The Destination Imagination website is http://www.idodi.org/.
Destination ImagiNation Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.
Every year, 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries participate.
Destination ImagiNation’s core program is an after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges and present their solutions at tournaments.
Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together, and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges.
Participants learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.
The Challenge B: DI®-Bot competition has an educational focus on structural engineering, robotic technology, research, technical design and construction, science, theater arts, and teamwork.