Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. 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.
* An alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group
** Ages 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada. Ages vary by country.
For more information on FIRST Lego leage in the District of Columbia and Virginia, visit Virginia-DC FIRST LEGO League
For information on FIRST Lego League teams and events in Maryland, visit firstinspires.org