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Kindergarten Kids Learn About Robot Creation At Lipscomb

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University and Nissan have teamed up to teach kindergarten kids all about science and robotics with their first-ever "WeeBots Camp."

The school and automaker have been teaming up for seven years to offer robotics camps for students, but 2013 was the first year they have organized a camp for children as young as six.

Campers were excited to show off their creations for the NewsChannel5 camera.

"This is my artwork – and this is metal stuff going around… and this is what it looked like -looks like," said WeeBot camper Austin.

Throughout the week, the kindergartners learned about gears, magnets, circuits and batteries. The 19 campers presented their creations Wednesday. Among the new inventions was a waddling, quacking robotic duck.

Organizers said the camp provides an easy to get kids to learn while they're already having fun.

"At this age, with these kids, they are so naturally curious that all we have to do is present them with opportunities to play and learn at the same time, and then step back. They do the learning almost all on their own," said Lipscomb professor Greg Nordstrom.

The Lipscomb-Nissan robotics camp holds programs for students each summer. Click HERE for more information about the camp

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