LAS VEGAS -- State leaders want to encourage children's interest in technology and show them the vast possibilities the field can offer.
On Monday, professional coders taught students how to write a computer program, creating a real life game.
Leaders in technology say part of the problem is kids believe they were not good at math and science or that it is useful.
Professional computer coders showed students from Gibson Middle School that they do have the skills and could one day use those skills for a career.
The lines of code were actually part of the game "Angry Birds." Brayhan Curiel, a seventh grader, is learning how to build the game one line of code at a time.
"You can create something, and it is yours. You can make it the way you want it to be," Brayhan said.
It is not easy to keep kids interested in science, because so many feel they cannot do it.