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The VEX IQ Challenge consists of the VEX IQ Challenge robot game and the optional STEM Research Project. The VEX IQ Challenge provides an opportunity for students, with the guidance of an adult mentor, to explore and solve exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) challenges.
Students develop valuable knowledge, skills, and experience and a tremendous sense of accomplishment in building a robot and developing a STEM research project to solve the VEX IQ Challenge.
Bank Shot is played on a 4’ x 8’ field. In the Teamwork Challenge, an alliance of two robots work together to score points in 60-second matches. Teams can also participate in two additional challenges. In the Robot Skills Challenge, one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control. In the Programming Skills Challenge, one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver control.
The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Emptying Cutouts, Scoring Balls into the Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking Robots on the Ramp.
Each season, one Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subject is the featured theme of the VEX IQ STEM Research Project Challenge. This season, the theme is Science. Teams can explore how science can be used to solve challenges and make our world a better place.
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