October 26, 2017
Hydro Dynamics Regional Update
These are the concepts that were shared at Tune It Up Tampa, Fire It Up Ft Myers, and Pump It Up Pinellas. Tournament registration begins today. Here's the link: https://form.jotform.com/72963759979181
If your team doesn’t have 2 adults that have been background checked and have signed the consent form through their dashboards, then your tournament registration will be declined. Contact FIRST if you are having trouble with getting an updated background check.
From the Regional Head Judge: Rae Vinson
From the Core Values Head Judge: Vicky Allen
From Robot Design Head Judge: Desh Bagley
The Robot Executive Summary is optional. However, teams should be familiar with the rubric and be prepared to describe the process used to determine the following:
From the Head Project Judge: Amanda Peterson
From the Head Ref: Carol Conner:
We are looking forward to seeing great displays of the Gracious Professionalism® at the Robot Game Tables! Here are a few details to remember at tournaments:
From the Affiliate Partner: Desh Bagley
Attached to this email and listed below are some specific resources for the HydroDynamic Project. Hopefully your teams can use these while they are learning about the Human Water Cycle and coming up with solutions to some of the toughest problems in the world.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the Digital Kickoff and the Robot Design Workshops. We've had amazing participation. Also thanks to all of the teams that have been doing community service to help Floridians who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.
1. Please remember for to sign up for the following Events:
Tune It Up Tampa 9/30, Fire It Up Ft Myers 10/14, Pump It Up Pinellas 10/21. Details are on our website: www.suncoastfll.org/events.html. These are great orientations to what FIRST LEGO League is all about and what your team needs to know to be prepared for tournaments.
2. STIMS is not up yet. You will receive an email from FIRST when the Student Team Information Management System is up and you can register your teams through your FIRSTInspires.org login.
3. Registration for PreQualifiers and Qualifiers will begin in mid October. This will give as many teams a chance to form as possible before we start registering for tournaments. Tournament registration details will be emailed to you and posted on www.suncoastfll.org
4. If you know of anyone that would like to form a FIRST LEGO League team, it is not too late. I do have grant money from Suncoast Credit Union for school based teams in Title 1 schools in our region that have never had a team before.
Thanks all! See you at Tune It Tampa, Fire It Up Ft Myers, and Pump it Up Pinellas.
Florida Specific Resources for FIRST Lego League HydroDynamics Challenge
Florida Department of Environmental Protection – The FDEP is a state agency headquartered in
Tallahassee with six district offices located throughout the state of Florida. Among other responsibilities, the FDEP regulates water and wastewater treatment plans.
Florida’s Water Management Districts – Florida is divided into five Water Management Districts. The districts administer flood protection programs and perform technical investigations into water resources. They also develop water management plans for water shortages in times of drought, and acquire and manage lands for water management purposes. Delegated regulatory programs include management of the consumptive use of water, aquifer recharge, well construction and surface water management. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/watman/ . The Suncoast Region is located partially within the boundaries of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and partially within the South Florida Water Management District.
Southwest Florida Water Management District - http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/
DiscoverE 8th Grade Activity: Design a Water Purification Device: http://www.discovere.org/our-activities/single-activity-detail/Grade%208%20Lesson%3A%20Water%20Purification%20Device
DiscoverE Activity: Solar Heated Water: http://www.discovere.org/our-activities/single-activity-detail/Solar-Heated%20Water
Try Engineering Activities (I searched the Environments and Resources category with a key word of water) : http://tryengineering.org/lesson-plans?cat=39&keyword=Water
Hello FIRST LEGO League West Florida Coaches,
I hope that you are recovering from the terrifying Hurricane Irma. Our prayers are with those of you dealing with property damage and loss of power. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do to assist you.
On Saturday, September 16th, we are still poised to host the LEGO Engineering Workshop at HCC Brandon from 9am - 4pm.
There will be 2 separate sessions.
Session 1 - 9am - 12noon Building a Robot Chassis
Session 2 - 1pm - 4pm Building a Forklift Attachment
12noon - 1pm -Lunch on your own.
Your team is welcome to attend 1 or both sessions. There should be 1 coach and 2 team members at the session. You can swap out team members and have 2 team members at 1 session and 2 team members at the 2nd session. It's up to you.
This is a free event. Thanks to Senior Mentor Dr. Andy Milluzzi for facilitating. Thanks to Suncoast Credit Union and Hillsborough Community College for sponsoring our event.
The location is the Conference Center in the Administration Building at HCC Brandon 10414 East Columbus Drive Tampa FL.
Teams should bring Robot Kits, Computers, and EV3 Software.
For the 2nd session teams should bring a fully built robot. Teams will learn how to build a forklift attachment.
Good luck with your cleanup. Many of you won't start school for a couple of weeks. We will do what we can to provide training and mentorship for your teams.
Welcome New Coaches and Welcome Back Returning Coaches!
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