Junior FIRST® LEGO® League
About the Program:
This Year’s Challenge is “Aqua Adventure” FIRST ® LEGO® League Jr. is a fun, hands-on program that is the result of an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO Group. The program is designed to introduce concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children while engaging them in a brand they know and love — LEGO®. Each season, two or more adult Coaches guide teams of two to six children to explore a new Challenge — a real-world scientific topic such as food safety, recycling, or energy. Teams construct a motorized model of what they have learned using LEGO® elements. They also create a Show Me poster that illustrates their journey of discovery. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST ® LEGO® League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking.
Children get to:
- Design and build a challenge-related model using LEGO components
- Create a Show Me Poster and practice presentation skills
- Explore challenges facing today’s scientists
- Discover real-world math and science
- Begin developing teamwork skills
- Choose to participate in expos and showcases
- Engage in team activities guided by FLL Jr. Core Values
Meeting schedule: Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in the school library from mid-February to end of March 2018. We also might organize one educational field trip related to the challenge.
Participants: Open to second, third and fourth graders.
Registration: Open until Wednesday, 1/31: To register, email Zelma Isele at email@example.com with the name and grade of the participating child and the name, phone number, and email address of the parent contact on or before January 31. More information will be given at the beginning of February for those who register.
Coaches: Parent coaches are needed as well! No particular qualifications required.
Contact the Program Coordinators with Questions: Zelma Isele firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 664-7097 and Lynne Anderzak email@example.com or (248)794-7874Go to main navigation