Area Youth Recognized for Teamwork and Innovation at FIRST ® LEGO® League Explore Festival
Contestants ages 6 to 10 took part in the annual FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival , which was held remotely on April 10th and 11th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was PLAYMAKERS, and teams explored ways to have people become more active. The teams embodied the program’s Core Values of teamwork and showed great innovation in their LEGO models and Show Me Posters that they shared with Reviewers remotely.
In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.
Each team was recognized in a different category and received a medal. The awards and recipients are listed below:
|TEAM #||TEAM NAME||TOWN||AWARD|
|#103||Bright Robotic Unicorns||Locust Valley, NY||Challenge Solution Award|
|#104||The Convertibles||Locust Valley, NY||Core Values Award|
|#2619||Building Beavers||Mineola, NY||Coding Award|
|#2726||Everywhere We Go, It’s Time For Fun!||Mineola, NY||Core Values Award|
|#2728||Mini Builders||Mineola, NY||Core Values Award|
|#2730||Nifty Neurons||Mineola, NY||Team Model Award|
|#3697||Team Epic||Locust Valley, NY||Team Model Award|
|#6174||Building Tater-Tots||Mineola, NY||Team Model Award|
|#6175||Lego Elements||Mineola, NY||Core Values Award|
|#6183||Team Playmakers||Mineola, NY||Challenge Solution Award|
|#11164||Lego Pros||Locust Valley, NY||Team Model Award|
|#18478||Lego Angels||Ridge, NY||Team Poster Award|
|#23522||Gu Spirit||Port Washington, NY||Team Poster Award|
|#23601||Boss Baby||Syosset, NY||Team Model Award|
|#23781||The Gaming Masters||Jericho, NY||Coding Award|
|#23862||Vik’s Game Roboter||Short Hills, NJ||Coding Award|
|#24170||Six Million IQ||Syosset, NY||Team Poster|
|#24171||Kungfu Team||Syosset, NY||Coding Award|
|#24180||Livingston FLL Explorers||Livingston, NJ||Coding Award|
|#24190||Team Miracle||Williston Park, NY||Core Values Award|
|#24196||5 Brickeneers||South Setauket, NY||Coding Award|
The Challenge Solution Award:
These teams showed excellent problem-solving skills to create an innovative and helpful solution to the challenge.
The Coding Award:
These teams gave effective explanations about how their code made their team models move and showed good communication skills.
Team Poster Award:
These teams showed creativity on their team poster and clearly explained what they had learned through their FIRST LEGO League Explore team journey.
The Core Value Award:
These teams demonstrated great teamwork as they explored the challenge, showing they fully understood the FIRST Core Values.
Team Model Award:
These teams displayed innovation and creativity through the design and building of their models.
Team Boss Baby
Team Gaming Masters.
Team LEGO Angels.
Team Boss Baby.
Team Vik’s Game Roboter.