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Colorado Springs Switchbacks Celebrate Science with a Robot Soccer Game at the Space Discovery Center

By Tyler Cutler , 06/19/21, 11:30AM MDT


On Saturday, June 19th, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks attended a workshop like no other. The Space Discover Center held a summer workshop for children that encourages exploration of science in all its different forms, including a lesson in physics and robotics by playing a soccer game solely with the use of a coded Spheros robot.

Members of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks staff played with and against children ages 5 to 14 as they used coded iPads to control their individual robots. The game provided an opportunity to show children an often overlooked element of science discovery, while the Switchbacks provided a lesson in the teamwork required to be a successful soccer team.