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Rusty West <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:20:19 -0500
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Hey folks,


Here is a request from a team that did a really neat research project that
they posted on YouTube.  A link is at the bottom.  If you have a few min and
take a look it will help them with project.  They want to get as many hits
as possible to their video before they go to their state ( South Carolina )
championship.  BTW...I will be checking the date on all the new tires I buy
from now on.


Rusty West




From: Kathleen Brown [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:04 PM
To: Alice Belanger; Ed and Leah Smith; Jenna Brown; Andrea Tedesco; Steve
Brown; Barb Murray; Vivienne Bennett; [log in to unmask]; Tricia Carroll;
Cathie Cincotta; Charlotte Frattini; DEBBIE SMALL; [log in to unmask];
Jonathan and Dorothy York; David Oslin; Pete Edmondson; [log in to unmask]; Frank
Shumpert; Lynette Russell; Sona Houst; Jeff and Nancy Javior;
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West; [log in to unmask]; Bob and Marge Zimmerman
Subject: First Lego League Research Project YouTube Link Please Look



Hello all:


My robotics team kids have been working all year long preparing for their
competition for First Lego League.  Despite audio difficulties, their
initial project won first place at the regional competition which provided
them an opportunity to advance to the state competition at Clemson
University on March 6th.  Since the regional, they have reshot their video
to try to improve the audio quality.  


One of the components of the competition is a research project relevant to
the years stated topic and present findings in a creative and interesting
manner.  The topic for this year is transportation.  My kids decided to do
their project on safety factors associated with aged tires.  They developed
a news broadcast format, created their own script, filmed and edited their
production and decided they wanted to place it on YouTube for maximum
opportunity to have their findings observed.  Part of the requirement is to
show their project to as many people as possible, so YouTube was the perfect
vehicle.  You received this invitation just because you are in my address


If your schedule permits, my kids would very much appreciate as many "hits"
as possible on their YouTube video during the next week.  Although I am very
biased, I think they did an incredible job and I am very proud of them.  We
have no clue how we will do at state next week, but we will do our very
best.  The video is about 5 minutes and is 100% their creative effort and
work.  I provided nothing but encouragement , equipment and some suggestions
here and there.  Needless to say, my kids are amazing and I am very proud of


If you enjoy it, please forward the link to anyone in your address book that
may also enjoy and appreciate a valiant middle school effort.  


Very Respectfully,


Kathleen Brown

White Knoll Middle School

First Lego League Robotics Team Coach





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