FIRST LEGO League: Explore
Youth / Youth Courses -
In FIRST LEGO League (FLL): Explore, students focus on the fundamentals of LEGO engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn and design basic code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. Teams of up to 6 students, led by parent-volunteer coaches, will meet 1 day each week for up to 1 hour. During these team "practices", teams will work together to develop a solution and model related to the current season's theme. This year's theme is "Super Powered". Students will explore where energy comes from and how it is distributed, stored, and used to work to innovate for a better energy future. The season culminates with an FLL: Explore Expo where each team will present their unique solution, model and learning.
- All teams will practice on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm at JCSD facilities.
- Practice locations will be determined after team rosters are created and volunteer coaches are assigned.
- Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 25
- Tentative Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00pm
- Teams will be contacted by parent-volunteer coaches Oct 5-7
- Practices begin Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00pm. Most teams practice approximately 45-50min.
This program is dependent on parent-volunteers to operate. Rosters are limited to 6 students. That means we need to identify a Head Coach and ideally 2 Assistant Coaches for every six students. A MINIMUM of 2 adults (Coach + Assistant Coach) are required to be on-site to supervise each practice. No LEGO or robotics experience is necessary. FLL provides materials to guide teams through each practice and all projects should be student-driven. With small rosters - all parents should consider how they can volunteer to support the team.
NOTE: If you picked up an FLL: Explore flyer at the Sundae in the Park event this year, you may notice that flyer lists an age range of 6-10 years for this program. That is the full age range that LEGO recommends for this program. Based on our history of hosting this program in Johnston, we have decided that 2nd-4th grade is the best age rage for us to offer this program. 2nd-4th grade is the correct age range for our program.
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