Compete with other schools and join the leaderboard by completing fun and exciting activities


*One submission per team per academic year.*
Owning/Managing Organization: FIRST
Program Description: 
Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) 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®, 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 Core Values.
Outcomes of Program:
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®.
Time Details: 

Meet at least once per week, September - April.

Cost Details: 

New teams can expect to pay approximately $900 for team registration, a robot kit of parts, and field setup kit. Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year.

People Details: 

Up to 10 team members ages 9-14, with 2 (or more) coaches.

Prize Details: 

Scholarship activities and recognition awards.

States Available: 
Submission Details: 

One per team.

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