FIRST LEGO League Jr.
For children ages six to nine, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior (FLL Jr.®) 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.
As with all of our programs, the FLL Jr. season will promote the Core Values of FIRST. The coach, as a critical element of the team, will guide the team through the season; facilitating discussion, and problem solving along the way. A coach helps their FLL Jr. team do the following things with their Challenge topic (specific information about the below components can be found in the Challenge Material that registered teams have access to via TIMS):
- Learn about it! - Brainstorm about the topic at large; narrow down the research topic, conduct research, compile and make sense of data.
- Build it! - Build a LEGO model with one motorized part and one simple machine that is meant to represent your team's findings.
- Show it! - Teams will create a Show Me poster detailing: their team, the thing they picked, how it moved them, how they learned about it, and how others can learn more.
- Share it! - Share what you learned with parents, teachers, people who helped you find the answers, team sponsors, other kids - whoever. Tell the story, answer questions, sing a song, put on a play, be serious, be funny - find a way to share what you know! If you attend an FLL Jr. event, reviewers will visit with you for 5-10 minutes.