What we will be doing
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 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, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Who can participate
First Lego League is for students in grades 4 through 8.
What are the requirements for students?
A willingness to work as a team.
Regular attendance of weekly practices. Since the clubs projects will build up from week to week, irregular attendance will hinder the team’s ability to work together and be ready by competition time.
Where do I sign up?
Sign up information will be posted here once we have the required number of coaches.
What will I be doing as a coach?
Plan meeting activities together in person or via email
Help team(s) stay on task
Help students relax and have fun
FLL is broken into three components, a research project, a creative presentation and the robotics challenge.
It would be great to have 2 coaches to facilitate the research project and preparing for the presentation
and 2 coaches to facilitate the robotics challenge.
Check out the page of a coach that has been doing this for a while
How can i sign up as a coach?
All coaches sign up through the FIRST website. Send me an email expressing your interest in coaching
and I will send you the invite through the FIRST system.
New Project Challenge
This year’s season deals with water and how humans use water on a daily basis. Below is a video introducing the project challenge.
New Robot Game
This year’s season deals with water and how humans use water on a daily basis. Below is a video introducing the Robot Game.