What is FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
The FIRST® LEGO® League is an international competition for elementary and middle school students (ages 9 - 14 in the USA and Canada, 9 - 16 elsewhere). It is arranged by the FIRST® organization.
FIRST LEGO League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Elementary and middle-school students get to:
What FIRST LEGO League teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.
What is FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR?
For children ages 6-9, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real-world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.
Children get to:
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Global Innovation Award
What is the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award?
The FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE is designed to encourage and assist FLL teams to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems. Any registered FLL team may enter their invention to win the opportunity to take their idea to the next level.
Where will your ideas take you?
For many teams, their innovative solutions created through the Project have led to some amazing opportunities, like receiving local and national media attention, meeting government leaders, and seeing their invention be brought to market. For some, their inventions have changed lives.
Fast Facts about the Award
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