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*One submission per team per academic year.*
Owning/Managing Organization: FIRST
Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values.
Outcomes of Program:
FIRST LEGO League teams get to:
- Research challenges facing today’s scientists.
- Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology.
- Apply real-world math and science concepts.
- Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.
- Participate in tournaments and celebrations.
- Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®.
Visit http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll/start-a-team for details!
Meet at least once per week, September - April.
New teams can expect to pay approximately $900 for team registration, a robot kit of parts, and field setup kit. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year.
Up to 10 team members ages 9-14, with 2 (or more) coaches.
Scholarship activities and recognition awards.
One per team.