First Lego League Grades 5-8
Kerbal Grades 4-12
WHAT IS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
Grades 5th - 8th Mid-Level Robotics Team
Starts Jan. 3rd 3:00-4:30 pm Fee: $45
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork today.
Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, 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 signature Core Values. - http://www.firstlegoleague.org
First Lego League will run after school Monday – Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm Approximately 6 weeks
Proven, verifiable impact!
The positive impact FIRST LEGO League has on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 88% are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.
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
Fee: $25 Grades 4th-12th (Computer Gaming)
Demoed at the NASA STEAM fair, students will learn about the history of spaceflight while assisting the lovable-but-hapless Kerbals as they build rockets and carry out orbital missions. Students master real-world physics and engineering skills as their understanding of STEM concepts.
Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 Time: 3-5 pm STEAM Lab
Visit the Website: mndi.org
If your child is interested in participating in Destination ImagiNation, contact PRB Community Ed. We need parent volunteers and team leaders.
Parents need to be proactive in forming teams for students. A team consists of a team manager (adult) along with 3-8 students. Team managers are usually parents of team members. A team can have more than one team manager. Support is provided. Keep in mind a team cannot participate without an adult who is willing to manage the team.
Once a team is formed, you need to Register your team by Jan. 8th ($150) with PRB Community Education or call 218-587-2080 All Team managers will also need to complete the background check.