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Shannon Park third graders Katelyn Dwyer, Cameron Schulz, Jacob Hackerson and Alexandra Poehler, members of the Groovy Skeletons, work on their Lego League creation.

Using Legos to build interest in science

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"Go," the Shannon Park Elementary school student said, and the wheeled robot on the table started to roll forward with the whine of a tiny electric motor.

"Stop," he said. And it did.

"Go." Whine.

"Stop." Quiet.

It's not the most sophisticated program. At least not yet. But that will change in the weeks ahead. And the lessons that student and about 90 others will learn along the way have Brian Hackerson excited.

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