WELCOME TO FIRST ® LEGO® League
Preliminary schedules for planning your trip
|Wednesday, April 19 & 26, 2017||11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.||Team Registration & Pits Open|
|Saturday, April 22 & 29, 2017||8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.||Encore Performances|
|10:15 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.||Medal Ceremonies|
|11:30 A.M.||Pits Close|
|3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.||Award Ceremonies|
|6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.||FIRST Closing Ceremonies & Finale|
WHAT IS FIRST LEGO LEAGUE?
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8*) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.
It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
*Ages 9-16. Ages vary by country.