She writes on her blog:
"We were in it, today. I split the kids up, a few weeks ago, into an RCX and an NXT team, and pitted them against each other to tackle a challenge: make a robot that can go around the sides of one of our tables as close to the edge as possible, without falling off."
She talks about the real essence of what kids learn in doing this stuff.
I've been urging coaches who have both NXT and RCX to try this. Make sure to check out the Iowa State engineering videos comparing the two. The link is posted on the sidebar.
Read the full piece at: http://msfrizzle.wordpress.com/2008/01/24/the-lego-zone/