Jr. FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL)
Students in grades 1-3 are able to participate in Jr. FIRST LEGO League robotics. The FIRST robotics challenge every year engages students in a myriad of scientific and robotics challenges. For example, for 2013-2014 the challenge revolved around natural disasters. Students worked in teams to study a problem related to natural disasters, researched a real world problem, and developed a realistic solution. This linked to their environmental science curriculum.
Students participating in FIRST LEGO League are also judged on teamwork and spirit of gracious professionalism, as well as on their ability to build and present a related LEGO design with a mechanical moving part. With the wide array of research and teamwork the challenge encourages, we believe all students can and will benefit from and enjoy this learning opportunity.