The Alvey Robotic Sunrays are robotics FLL teams that have been started to help increase student awareness and interest in science and engineering. The Alvey Raybots began in 2008 as a small group of students and teachers that got together to work with the robot. In 2013 - 2014, the team reached a milestone and placed 2nd in the robot game at regional competition and advanced to the state competition at James Madison University. Robotics provides opportunities for team members to explore and research a specific science and technology field and will be taught the values of "gracious professionalism." Coaches for the teams consist of a variety of teachers and parents from Alvey Elementary, who volunteer their time to help instill the values of teamwork, science inquiry, and respect. We look forward to continuing to build our teams and helping student get interested in science and engineering!
Gracious Professionalism Award from the FLL Competition
Congratuations to the 2015-16 Raybots for receiving the Gracious Professionalism Award at the FLL Competition in November! Way to go Raybots!
Websites to Explore
Project Resources VIDEO Guide dog training – Find out what it means to train and work with a guide dog. http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/thursday-february-12th-guide-dogtraining/31315342
Making peace with lions - Richard Tuere describes his invention to help people and lions live more peacefully together in Kenya. http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_turere_a_peace_treaty_with_the_lions
Animal Kingdom – See what scientists include in the animal kingdom and find links to more information about specific categories of animals. http://www.kidport.com/reflib/science/animals/Animals.htm
Animal swap – Have you ever thought about what a puffin costs? Find out why many zoos and aquariums trade animals rather than buying them. http://n.pr/1pSVVa0 \
Biomimicry – What is biomimicry and how can it help you solve problems? http://www.asknature.org
Crittercam – Learn about how National Geographic’s Crittercam makes studying animals both programs to learn about animals. Use a search engine to find these animal resources in your area or around the world.
Meet a zoo animal – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums would like to show you how zoos and aquariums work with all sorts of animals. http://azaanimals.org
Earth Rangers – The Earth Rangers blog posts articles about interesting animals and the problems they face. http://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire