FLL – FIRST Lego League Teams
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (grades 4-8**) research real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., they are challenged to develop ways to solve the problems that are at hand. They must design, build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on table-top playing fields.
It all adds up to tons of hard work and fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve problems. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, knowlage they can later use as they move up from FLL all the way up to join FRC where they will put all the skills that have learned over the years into one big finally robot along with basic STEM applications,as well as presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with much creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship as well as developing good relations and new friendships with their peers.
* An alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group
** Ages 9-14 in the U.S. and Canada. Ages vary by country.
Proven, verifiable impact! FIRST LEGO League’s positive impact on participants is gratifying and well documented. Over 87% are more interested in doing well in school, and 88% have more interest in attending college.
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®
Interested in FIRST LEGO League outside United States and Canada? Learn more at www.firstlegoleague.org