“Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. 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, 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.”
Our two FLL® teams, consisting of 5th-8th graders and started, mentored and coached by members of Team 3637, have accomplished much in their three seasons. This past season, our team “R3” won the Strategy and Innovation Award at the Boro Blast event. In 2016, they won a Strategy and Innovation Award and the “Fire-Breathing Ice Dragons” won the Innovative Solution Award. In 2015, “R3” won the Robots Performance Award. We are incredibly honored that one of our FLL® teams has qualified for the state championship each year.
Read more about our team’s achievements here.
You can see some FLL Challenge, Explore, and Discover photos on our blog here.
The Daleks who mentor and coach our FLL teams compiled some of the introductory tutorials by Sanjay Seshan and Arvind Seshan into a PDF, which we print out in booklet form and hand out to team members to refer to during our preseason FLL Bootcamp. You can download this resource here:
Introductory Lesson Book Compiled by FRC Team 3637 to Share as Reference
Material for FIRST LEGO League Teams
More useful information can be found on the Seshan brothers’ www.ev3lessons.com website.
For more information about FLL®, visit the FLL® website