2010 Body Forward Challenge! - East High School, Denver Colorado.

We sent our investigative group down to observe this competition on Decemeber 11th, 2010. East High school had a impressive collection of competitors and seeing the enthusiasm from the cheering sections was so much fun.

Here is the Video describing the mission requirements of "Body Forward" for 2010

We are looking to acquire a couple CFLL kits in hopes to introduce this concept to our younger ages to foster this culture into our public school system for the 2011- 2012 school year. We may not make the competition next year, but feel this program can help get our STEM intiatives off the ground! Help us get there please.  Colorado First Lego League site
and the National First Lego League site
Our members has been using results from the international PISA study to further analyze how the United States meshes with global competition for overall educational teachings and success. An empahsis is lacking in science and math rigor becomes apparent. Here are the ongoing remarks made by PISA under the OECD.

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

From their webpage PISA is defined as:

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating economies and administered to15-year-olds in schools. Four assessments have so far been carried out (in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009). Data for the assessment which took place in 2009 was released on 7 December 2010. Tests are typically administered to between 4,500 and 10,000 students in each country.

This ongoing data analysis is proof of why the US needs to step up and implement innovative strategies for teaching and assessment.