FIRST LEGO League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Students ages 9-14 (age 16 outside the US) get to:
Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
Apply real-world math and science concepts
Research challenges facing today’s scientists
Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
Participate in tournaments and celebrations
This program is a fantastic hands-on, project-based learning system. And like all other programs it is most effective as a learning tool at home!
Team registration opened May 5th, 2015 and will remain open till mid-September or when all team slots are filled.
The season runs primarily from late August – January or February depending on your region, but starting early will make a for a more enjoyable and successful learning experience.
For more information about FLL by region check out the links below:
Oregon – ORTOP
Washington – FIRSTWA
Nebraska – Gear Tech 21
United Kingdom – IET
Canada – FIRST Robotics Canada
Not finding your region’s FLL contact information? Post a comment and we’ll get right on it!