WHAT IS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
Grades 5th - 8th Mid-Level Robotics Team
Starts Oct 29th 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
STEAM & Science Club Tuesdays
Scientific Lab Experiments
Scientific Observations from reactions including: color changes, bubbles, and solids. Students form
Kindergarten - 6th Grade can do these experiments. The purpose of this lab is to observe and record
chemical reactions through hands-on experiments that introduce scientific methods. All safety procedures
will be observed.
Tuesday, October 30th 3-4:30 pm Location: Elem Art Room 34 Fee: $5
Explore the Cosmos
View up to date images of constellations, nebulas, meteors, and planets. Learn the stories behind the
constellations and how they got their names. Explore space and time throughout the cosmos but beware,
science will be able to get you into the future but we can’t get you back!
Tuesday, November 6th 3-4:30 pm Location: Elem Art Room 34 Fee: $5
Objects in Orbit
Why do objects stay in orbit? Learn how planets and other objects move through space. You will perform
experiments to show why objects stay in orbit. Come find out why water stays in an upside-down bucket. Time permitting, you will get to explore our solar system through time and space.
Tuesday, November 13th 3-4:30 pm Location: Elem Art Room 34 Fee: $5
The Great Take-Apart Day
Got a kid with a mechanically inclined or curious mind? Come take things apart and see how they work. We provide a bunch of old appliances or
mechanical equipment and let kids just take stuff apart. Adults are welcome to tag along, but the tools are only for the younger hands. Ages: K-12
The Great Take-Apart Day will be offered for 2 class sessions (sign up for 1 or both)
Tuesday Oct. 23rd 3-5 pm
Friday Nov. 16th 3-5 pm
Fee: $5/session Location: HS Room 58
(Meet in the Common - Snack will be provided)